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1996 Minutes 
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North Carolina 
Forty-seventh Annual Session 







Held With 

EMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH 

October 21, 1996 
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CORNERSTONE BAPTIST CHURCH 
October 22, 1996 

1997 Annual Meeting 

Monday, October 20, 1997 Unity Grove Baptist Church 

Tuesday, October 21, 1997 Ephesus Baptist Church 

Preacher Dr. Greg Poplin 

Alternate Rev. Charlie Taylors 



Table of Contents 



I. Associational Calendar, 1996-97 1 

II. Associational Directory 

1. Associational Officers 4 

2. Department Directors 4 

3. Representatives on Agencies and Boards (State) 4 

4. Seminary Extension 5 

5. Woman's Missionary Union 5 

6. Association Executive Committee 5 

7. Association Brotherhood Council 6 

8. Associational Board Members 6 

9. Other Church Staff/Ordained Members 8 

III. Church Directory 

1. Church Addresses 8 

2. Ministers of Youth 9 

3. Pastors 10 

4. Ministers of Music 11 

5. Secretaries 12 

6. Organists 13 

7. Pianists 13 

8. Sunday School Directors 14 

9. Brotherhood Directors 15 

10. Treasurers 16 

11. Discipleship Training Directors 17 

12. WMU Directors 17 

13. Media Library Directors 18 

14.Chairmen of Deacons 18 

15. Church Clerks 19 

16. Prayer Ministry Coordinators 20 

IV. Constitution and By-laws 21 

V. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting 29 

VI. Officers' Reports 

1. Treasurer's Report 32 

2. Clerk's Report/Digest of Letters 33 

3. Director of Missions Report 34 

4. General Board Report 35 

VII. Department Directors' Reports 

1. Brotherhood Report 36 

2. Discipleship Training Report 36 

3. Evangelism Report 37 

4. Library Media Report 37 

5. Missions (Council) Report 38 

6. Music Report 38 

7. Pastoral Ministries Report 39 

8. Senior Adult Report 40 

9. Stewardship Report 40 

10. Sunday School Report 41 

11. Woman's Missionary Union 42 

12. Youth and Campus Ministry Report 43 

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VIII. Committee Reports 

1. Place and Preacher 43 

2. Committee on Committees 43 

3. Nominations 44 

4. Finance and Budget 45 

5. Ordination Council 46 

6. Property and Grounds 46 

7. Seminary Extension „ 47 

8. Credentials Committee 48 

9. Resolutions Committee 48 

IX. Institutions, Agencies and Board Reports 

1. Baptist Foundation 50 

2. Baptist Retirement Homes 50 

3. Baptist Hospital 50 

4. Baptist Children's Homes 50 

5. Biblical Recorder , 51 

6. Christian Higher Education 51 

7. Historical Commission 51 

X. Historical Events in the Churches 51 

XI. In Memoriam 57 

XII. Tables 

Historical... 59 

Statistical 61 

XIII. Map of the Association Inside Back Cover 



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I. Sandhills Baptist Association 
1996-1997 Calender of Events 





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4 State Music Leaders Retreat, Caraway, (4-5) 
Equipping Today's Church, Caswell, (4-5) 

6 Soul Winning Commitment Sunday 

1 1 State Deacon/Spouse Training , Caraway (11-12) 

12 Assoc. WMU Team Planning 

13 World Hunger Day 

18 7:00 p.m., SANDHILLS BAPTIST ASSN. ANNUAL MEETING, Emmanuel 
22 4:00 p.m., SANDHILLS BAPTIST ASSN. ANNUAL SESSION, Middle Cross 

27 Time Change (Fall Back) 

28 SBA Ministers Conference 

7:00 p.m., Assoc. Women on Missions Area Workshop 

NOVEMBER 

3 Royal Ambassador Week (3-9) 

4 CWT Seminar, (4-6) 

7 7:00 p.m., Assoc. Women on Mission Area Workshop 

10 Baptist Children's Home Offering (10-17) 

1 1 Baptist State Convention (11-13) 

12 7:00 p.m., Assoc. Women on Mission Area Workshop 

13 Assoc. Acteens Foreign Missions Fair, Red Branch 
15 Fall Youth Evangelism Retreat, Caswell (15-17) 

17 Foreign Mission Study (17-20) 
7:00 p.m., Assoc. Holiday Sing (Cameron to Sanford Area) 

18 State WIN School (18-20) 
25 SBA Ministers Conference 

7:00 p.m., Annual Deacon/Spouse Training 
28 Thanksgiving 

DECEMBER 

1 Week of Prayer for Foreign Missions & Offering (1-8) 

2 6:30 p.m., SBA Ministers/Spouses Christmas Dinner, Russells 
21 Winter begins 
25 Christmas 

JANUARY 

1 New Year's Day 

3 State Lay Witness Training, Caraway (3-4) 
Mid-Winter Bible Study (Ephesians), (3-7) 

9 6:00 p.m., Assoc. Music Soup-n-Sandwich Swap Shop II, Center 

20 Assoc. Ex. Comm. (6:30 p.m.), Board (7:00 p.m.) 

21 6:30 p.m., Assoc. Youth Leaders Meet (Covered Dish) 

25 Assoc. WMU Team Planning 

26 Baptist Men's Day, SBC 

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FEBRUARY 

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3 State Evangelism Conference (3-4) 
9 Race Relations Day 

Focus on WMU (9-15) 
12 Ash Wednesday 

14 Valentine's Day 

15 9:30 a.m., Assoc. Library Media Workshop 

16 Home Mission Study, "Start Something New" (16-19) 
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1 Assoc. WMU Prayer Retreat, Ashley Heights 

2 Week of Prayer for Home Mission, SBC (2-9) 
2:30 p.m., Assoc. Car Race, Southern Pines 

7 Assoc. Acteens Retreat, Caraway (7-8) 

9 Youth Week, SBC (9-16) 

7:00 p.m., Assoc. Easter Choir Sing, Ives (Lower Assoc. Area) 

10 State VBS Clinic (Piedmont) 

15 7:00 p.m., Associational Youth Night 

20 Spring begins 

21 State WMU Annual Meeting, Ridgecrest (21-23) 

23 Palm Sunday 

24 SBA Ministers Conference 

27 7:00 p.m., Assoc. WMU Annual Meeting (Irma Duke, speaker) 

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APRIL 

6 Daylight Savings - set ahead 1 hour 

10 State ASST. Team Training (10-11) 
14 7:00 p.m., Assoc. VBS Clinic 

18 Assoc. GA Mother/Daughter Event, Mundo Vista 

19 9:00 p.m., Assoc. Field Day (On Track for Missions) 
21 Doctrine Study, SBC (15-20) 

7:00 p.m., Assoc. Youth Leaders Meet (Covered Dish) 

25 State Media Library Workshop, Caraway (25-27) 
28 SBA Ministers Conference 

5:30 p.m., Assoc. Sr. Adult Fellowship Dinner 

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7:00 p.m., Assoc. Choir Sing (Northern/Mid Asso. Area), Fairview 

5 State Key Conference, Caswell (5-6) 
7:00 p.m., Nominations Committee, Center May 1997. 

11 Mother's Day 
Mother's Day Offering for Baptist Hospital (5-12) 

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18 6:30 p.m., SBA Ministers/Spouses Annual Picnic 
25 7:00 p.m., Assoc. Baptist Men/RA Leaders Training 

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14 Week of Prayer for State Missions (7-14) 

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II. Associational Directory 

1 . Associational Officers 

Director of Missions Dr. J. Billy Graham, P.O. Box 507, Carthage 28327; 

947-2238,947-3303 

Moderator Rev. Ed Johnson, 831 Lamms Rd., Carthage 28327; 947-1686 

Vice-Moderator Mr. Robert Cooke, 723 Stanton Hill Rd., Carthage, NC 28327; 

919-776-0056 

Clerk Mr. Dewitt Purvis, 1675 Borden Rd., Carthage 28327; 948-2863 

Treasurer Dr. Wayne Adams, P.O. Box 476, Carthage 28327; 947-5517 

Parliamentarian Mr. Bill Bost, 204 Glenwood Trail, Sou. Pines 28387; 692-5419 

Historian Mrs. Kay Neff, 790 N. May St., Sou. Pines 28387; 692-2395 

Trustees Mr. Wallace Edwards, Robbins; Mrs. Glen Crissman, Ashley Heights; 

Mr. Jack Short, Beulah Hill 



2. Department Directors 

Brotherhood Mr. Charles English, P.O. Box 944, Carthage 28327; 947-1718 

Dis. Training Mr. David Schuchard, Box 963, Aberdeen, 28315; 944-1844 

Evangelism Rev. Don Ballenger, Box 278, Pinebluff 28373; 281-3247 

Library Services Mrs. Jane Rogers, 1 176 US Hwy. #1 , Cameron 28326; 

245-4160 

Missions Rev. Ernest Ferrell, P.O. Box 815, Robbins 27325; 948-2768 

Music Mrs. Sandi Ward, 625 E. Timber Ln., Robbins 27325; 948-2768 

Pastoral Ministries Rev. Jesse Mansfield, Box 437, Vass 28394; 245-4544 

Senior Adult Rev. Archie Stevens, 109 Pinesage Dr., West End 27376; 295-9176 

Stewardship Rev. Charlie Taylor, 1580 Carthage Rd., West End, 27376; 947-5899 

Sunday School Rev. Stephen Burrow, Box 66, Lemon Springs 28355; 919-499-5612 

Woman's Missionary Union Mrs. Deanna Stockwell, P.O. Box 97, Aberdeen 

28315; 944-7981 
Youth Rev. Gary Bodford, P.O. Box 2242, Pinehurst 28374; 944-1421 

3. Representatives 

Baptist Hospital ....Rev. Jimmy Phillips, Rt. 1 Box 146, Cameron 28326; 947-3297 

Baptist Foundation Rev. Charles Hinson,P.O. Box 1066, Aberdeen 28315; 

944-1421,673-2058 
Biblical Recorder Mrs. Bernice Briggs, 7810 White Hill Rd., Sanford 27330; 

776-9360 

Children's Home Dr. Fleet Allen, 170 Pinehurst Trace, Pinehurst 28374; 295-6034 

Christian Education Rev. David Helms, 415 Broadmeade, Sou. Pines 28387; 

692-8750 
NC Baptist Retirement Homes Mr. John Carpenter, 611 Sun Rd., Aberdeen 28315; 

944-9722 

NC General Board Rev. John Stone, 235 Hill Rd., Sou. Pines 28387; 

692-7174,692-8750 



4. Seminary Extension 

Director Rev. Ed Johnson, 831 Lamms Rd., Carthage 28327; 947-1686 

5. Woman's Missionary Union Officers 

WMU Director. ...Deanna Stockwell, RO. Box 97, Aberdeen 28315; 281-4370, 944-2627 

Asst. WMU Director Helen Hays, 1817 Old River Rd., Carthage, 28327; 947-2531 

Women on Mission Consultants Evelyn Ballenger, RO. Box 278, Pinebluff, 28373; 

281-3082 
Patricia Gregory, 9024 Gunter Lake Rd., Aberdeen 28315; 919-499-9360 

Baptist Young Women Director.. Lois McKenzie, 454 Baker Rd., Cameron, 28326; 

245-2531 

Acteens Consultants 

GA Consultants Nancy Upchurch, 4108 Swann Station Rd., Sanford 27330; 

919-499-4347 

Asst. GA Director Nellie Wilson, 912 Pinebluff Lake Rd., Aberdeen 28315; 

281-3616 
Missions Friends Consultants .Debbra Lambert, P.O. Box 744, Robbins 27325; 948-3595 

Teresa Wallace, P.O. Box 232, Robbins, 27325; 948-4255 

WMU Mission Consultants Elaine Crissman, 10199 Aberdeen Rd., Aberdeen 28315; 

944-1229 

Viola Bowlin, 7901 John Garner Rd, Sanford 27330 

Secretary Mission Growth Consultant ...Margaret Shields, P.O. Box 217, Robbins 27235; 

948-2502 

Baptist Nursing Fellowship Patricia Gregory, 9024 Gunter Lake Rd., 

Sanford 27330 

Nominating Committee Mara Belle Horner: Chairperson , 692-3183; 

Bernice Briggs, 919-776-9360; Edith Marsh, 947-2923; Pauline Morrison, 
919-776-3738; Ina Hussey , 919-464-3071; Barbara Ussery, 910-949-2713 

6. Associational Executive Committee 

Moderator ....Rev. Ed Johnson 

Vice-moderator Mr. Robert Cooke 

Clerk Mr. Dewitt Purvis 

Treasurer Dr. Wayne Adams 

Parliamentarian Mr. Bill Bost 

General Board Representative Rev. John Stone 

Pastors' Conference President Rev. Max Gilmore 

Finance and Budget Committee Chairman Mr. Jack Hartsell 

Director of Missions Dr. J. Billy Graham 

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Chairperson Finance Committee, President of Youth Council and Ministers Conference 



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7. Brotherhood Council 

Director Mr. Charles English, P.O. Box 944, Carthage 28327; 947-3923 

RA Director Robbie Gibson, RO. Box 821 , West End 27376; 281-0136 



8. Representatives on Associational Executive Board 

Aberdeen, First .....Mrs. Frances M. Bosworth, P.O. Box 1287, Aberdeen 283158315; 

910/944-7076 

Mr. Vivian W. Green, P.O. Box 681, Aberdeen 283158315; 910/944-2584 

Mrs. Mary McCluskey, 1303 Chancery Ct., Aberdeen 283158315; 910/944-1788 

Ashley Heights Mrs. Elaine Crissman, 10199 Aberdeen Rd., Aberdeen 283158315; 

910/944-1229 

Mr. Glenn Crissman, 10199 Aberdeen Rd., Aberdeen 283158315; 910/944-1229 

Mrs. Judy Strother, 1892 Strother Rd., Aberdeen 283158315; 910/281-4353 

Beaver Creek Mr. David Hardy, 293 Lee's Branch Dr., Carthage 283278327; 

910/947-3689 

Mr. Allen Marion, Rt. 6 Box 718A, Sanford 273307330; 919/499-2932 

Mr. Robert Melton, 3447 Hickory House Rd., Sanford 273307330; 919/774-3137 

Mr. Joseph Sharpe, 6100 Rocky Fork Church Rd., Sanford 273307330; 919/776-6137 

Mr. James Tyner, 185 Pineywood Church Rd., Cameron 283268326; 910/245-4443 

Bethlehem Mr. Martin Baughn, 3525 Dowd Rd., Carthage 283278485; 910/947-5521 

Mr. Steve Harris, 208 J. Dowdy Rd., Carthage 283278430; 910/948-3354 

Mrs. Kay Robbins, P.O. Box 103, Carthage 283270103; 910/947-5791 

Mr. Don Thomas, 3551 Carthage Rd., West End 273767376; 910/673-0520 

Beulah Hill Mr. Wilbur Calcutt, 285 McDairmid Rd., Pinehurst 283748374; 

910/295-6363 

Mr. Jerry Graham, P.O. Box 22, Pinehurst 283748374; 910/295-6773 

Mr. William E. Moore, 6924 Beulah Hill Church Rd., Pinehurst 283748374; 

910/295-6953 

Calvary Mr. Ralph Bauguess, 472 Coles Mill Rd., Carthage 283278327; 910/947-3041 

Mr. Harold Chalflinch, 256 Chalflinch Rd., Robbins 273257325; 910/948-4743 

Mr. Ed Maness, 245 Ritter Rd., Robbins 273257325 

Cameron Mr. Steven Gilmore, 476 James H. Rd., Cameron 283268326; 910/947-3860 

Mr. Johnny Kelly, P.O. Box 44, Cameron 283268326; 910/245-7359 
Mr. Harold Nickens, 237 Nickens Rd., Cameron 283268326; 910/245-7505 

Carthage, First Mr. Robert Lawhon, P.O. Box 35, Carthage 283278327; 910/947-5152 

Mrs. Glenda Layton, P.O. Box 716, Carthage 283278327; 910/947-2031 

Mr. Woodrow Wilhoit, P.O. Box 424, Carthage 283278237; 910/947-2465 

Cornerstone Mrs. Voncille Greene, 101 Airport Rd., Pinehurst 283748374; 910/295-6033 

Mr. Richard McClimans, P.O. Box 805, West End 273767376; 910/673-2975 

Mr. Jimmy L. Wilson, 1101 Foxfire Rd., Aberdeen 283158315; 910/295-4303 

Emmanuel Mr. Robbie Baker, 152 Mcintosh Rd., Carthage 283278327; 910/245-4806 

Mr. Chuck Nunnery, P.O. Box 968, Carthage 283278327; 910/947-5069 
Mr. Van Stanley, 731 Red Branch Rd., Carthage 283278327; 910/947-2378 
Mr. Sammy H. Taylor, P.O. Box 1350, Carthage 283278327; 919/947-2622 



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Ephesus Mr. Clyde Burge, 1700 Westover Dr., Sanford 273307330; 919/776-1492 

Mr. Willis Coggins, 7021 Cedar Lane Rd., Sanford 273307330; 919/776-1319 
Mr. Larry White, 8805 Hancock Rd., Cameron 283268326; 919/775-5199 

Fairview Mr. Marshal Caddell, 5284 Dowd Rd., West End 273767376; 910/673-4052 

Mr. Brad Marona, RO. Box 13, Cameron 283268326; 910/245-7010 

Mr. John Wiggins, Jr., 159 Carthage Rd., Carthage 283278327; 910/947-3206 

Mr. John Wiggins, Sr., 419 Carthage Rd., West End 273767376; 910/947-2694 

Faith Mrs. Eva Bryant, 6108 Sellars Rd., Cameron 283263266; 919/499-6083 

Mrs. Judy Martin, 1844 NC Hwy. 24/27, Cameron 283268326; 910/245-7292 

Mr. Willie Wilson, 1876 NC Hwy. 24/27, Cameron 283268326; 910/245-4485 

Ives Memorial ....Mrs. Viola Baggett, P.O. Box 304, Pinebluff 283738373; 910/281-3696 

Mrs. Katie Hardy, 2601 Reservation Rd., Aberdeen 283158315; 910/281-3608 

Mrs. Annie Richardson, 216 Flat Rock Ln., Aberdeen 283158315; 910/281-3619 

Lemon Springs Mr. Roy L. Buchanan, 3601 Dinkins Rd., Sanford 273307330; 

919/776-5168 

Mr. Howard Sherron, 6401 Wildlife Rd., Sanford 273307330; 919/774-6091 

Mr. Audney Terry, 3605 Lemon Springs Rd., Sanford 273307330; 919/776-6897 

Middle Cross ..Mr. Douglas Bowyer, RO. Box 192, West End 273767376; 910/673-5171 

Mr. Doug Brown, McNeill St., Carthage 283278327; 910/947-2355 

Mr. Bobby Dunn, RO. Box 441 , West End 273767376; 910-673-6201 

New Freedom Mrs. Brenda Garner, RO. Box 412, Lakeview 283508350; 

910/692-8559 

Mr. David Garner, P.O. Box 412, Lakeview 283508350; 910/692-8559 

Mr. Joe Howell, 177 Hill Side Rd., Southern Pines 283878387; 910/692-4167 

New Home Mr. Larry Cummings, 894 Ring Rd., Carthage 283278327; 910/245-4437 

Mr. Warren Cummings, 204 J. Burns Rd., Vass 283948394; 910/245-7786 
Mr. Billy E. Futral, 782 Baker Rd., Cameron 283268326; 910/245-7129 

Pine Grove Mr. Vernon L. Brewer, 16319 Hwy. 24/27, Eagle Springs 272427242; 

910/948-2974 

Mr. Bob Brown, 224 Russell Rd., Eagle Springs 272427242; 910/948-3763 

Mr. Wayne Sheffield, 17372 NC Hwy. 24/27, Biscoe 272097209; 910/428-1038 

Pineywood Mr. Darren Brown, 3228 Green Valley Rd., Sanford 273307330; 

919/774-4891 
Mr. Donny Doby, 150 Doby Rd., Cameron 283268326; 910/245-3265 
Mr. Kevin Ray, 321 Airport Rd., Lakeview 283508350; 910/245-1763 

Pleasant Hill Mr. Oscar Bobbitt, 1300 Niagara Rd., Southern Pines 283878387; 

910/692-8766 

Mr. C.G. Boyte, Jr., 202 Boyd Ln., Southern Pines 283878387; 910/692-3298 

Mr. James Talbert, Blue Farm, 176 Sullivan Dr., Carthage 283278327; 910/949-2586 

Red Branch M/Ms. Junior Baxley, 469 Monroe, Cameron 283268326 

M/Ms. Ernest Childress, 168 Daisy Hill Rd., Carthage 283278327 

Robbins, First Mr. Marion Butler, 215 Sunset Hills St., Robbins 273257325; 

910/948-2912 

Mr. Kenneth Kennedy, 340 S. Ross St., Robbins 273257325; 910/948-2200 

Mr. R.L. Tew, III, P.O. Box 327, Robbins 273257325; 910/948-2790 

Southern Pines, First Mr. Curtis Bettini, P.O. Box 1258, Southern Pines 283888388; 

910/692-2609 

Mr. Bill Bost, 204 Glenwood Tr., Southern Pines 283878387; 910/692-4988 

Mrs. Barbara Whitaker-Mays, 55 E. Longleaf Dr., Pinehurst 283748374; 910/295-6535 



Taylor Memorial Mr. Jack Hartsell, 1671 Rose Ridge Rd., Jackson Springs 

272817281; 910/281-3054 

Mr. Lewis Russell, 4084 Hoffman Rd., Jackson Springs 272817281; 910/281-3755 

Mr. Terry Williams, 1823 Rose Ridge Rd., Jackson Springs 272817281; 

910/281-3512 

Unity Grove Mr. Randall Cheek, 208 Cheek Ln., Carthage 283278327; 910/948-2527 

Mrs. Vicki Cox, 788 Flint Hill Church Rd., Robbins 273257325; 910/948-4830 
Mr. Christopher S. Morgan, 11940 NC Hwy. 24/27, Carthage 283278327; 

910/948-3847 

Vass, First Mr. Lane Bullock, P.O. Box 40, Vass 283948394; 910/245-7741 

Mrs. Barbara Koonce, RO. Box 486, Vass 283948394; 910/245-4056 

Mrs. Belinda McNeill, 326 Hennings Dr., Vass 283948394; 910-245-4262 

Victory Community ....Lloyd H. Chriscoe, 620 Doubs Chapel Rd., West End 273767376; 

910-947-5130 

Patricia R. Chriscoe, 620 Doubs Chapel Rd., West End 273767376; 910/947-5130 

Joann S. Cole, 1665 Murdocksville Rd., West End 273767376; 910/947-2848 

West End Mrs. Laverne Cole, 1904 Juniper Lake Rd., West End 273767376; 

910/295-6530 

Rev. Hosea Miranda, P.O. Box 2651, West End 283888388; 910/215-4557 

Mrs. Pauline Odell, P.O. Box 6, West End 273267376; 910/673-2494 



9. Other Church Staff and Ordained Ministers 

Rev. Gary Bodford P.O. Box 1066, Aberdeen 28374; 944-1421 

Rev. Robert Denton 1893 Putman-Glendon Rd., Carthage 28327; 464-5012 

Rev. Benny Edwards P.O. Box 368, 150 N. Wood, Southern Pines 28387; 692-3305 

Rev. Billy Futral 782 Baker Rd., Cameron 28326; 245-7129 

Rev. Carolyn Helms 415 Broadmeade, Southern Pines 28387; 692-2632 

Rev. David Helms 415 Broadmeade, Southern Pines, 28387; 692-2632 

Rev. Joe Sharpe 6012 Rocky Fork Church Rd., Sandford 27330; 919-776-6137 

Rev. J.W. Elliott 165 S. Massachusetts Ave., Southern Pines 28387; 692-8604 

Rev. Richard Hayes P.O. Box 400, Robbins 27325; 948-2768 

Rev. Hayes Ritter 879 Howards Mill Rd., Robbins 27325; 464-3157 

Rev. D.C. Sullivan 7260 NC Hwy. 705, Eagle Springs 27242; 948-4662 

Rev. Hosea Miranda P.O. Box 634, West End 27376; 692-6832 



III. Church Directory 

Church Addresses 

Aberdeen, First Moore County, P.O. Box 1066, Aberdeen 283151066; 910/944-1421 

Ashley Heights Hoke County, 10351 Aberdeen Rd., Aberdeen 28315; 910/944-1952 

Beaver Creek Lee County, 4600 Nicholson Rd., Cameron 28326; 919/499-4762 

Bethlehem Moore County, 831 Lamms Rd., Carthage 28327-7895; 910/947-1686 

Beulah Hill Moore County, P.O. Box 492, Pinehurst 28374; 910/295-6323 



Calvary Moore County, 549 Plank Rd., Carthage 28327; 910/948-4422 

Cameron... Moore County, P.O. Box 155, Cameron 28326-0155; 910/245-7789 

Carthage, First Moore County, P.O. Box 824, Carthage 28327; 910/947-2456 

Cornerstone Moore & Lee County, 656 Hoffman Rd., West End 27376; 910/673-4085 

Emmanuel Moore County, 632 McCrimmon Rd., Carthage 28327; 910/947-4736 

Ephesus Lee County, 8016 White Hill Rd., Sanford 27330; 919-774-4818 

Fairview Moore County, 1580 Carthage Rd., West End 27376; 910/947-3260 

Faith Harnett County, 1844 NC 24/27 Hwy., Cameron 28326; 919-499-6063 

Flint Hill Moore County, 963 Flint Hill Ch. Rd., Robbins 27325; 910/948-2016 

Ives Memorial Moore County, P.O. Box 278, Pinebluff 28373; 910/281-3082 

Lemon Springs Lee County, P.O. Box 66, Lemon Springs 28355; 919-499-5612 

Middle Cross Moore County, P.O. Box 757, West End 27376; 910/673-6776 

New Freedom Moore & Lee County, P.O. Box 412, Lake view 28350; 910/281-4390 

New Home Moore County, 996 Lobelia Rd., Vass 28394; 910/245-3432 

Pine Grove Moore County, 16319 NC Hwy. 24/27, Eagle Springs 27242; 

910/948-3403 
Pineywood Moore County, 545 Pineywood Church Rd., Cameron 28326; 

910/245-1060 
Pleasant Hill Moore County, 2237 Camp Easter Rd., Carthage 28327; 

910/692-0992 

Red Branch Moore County, 1817 Old River Rd., Carthage 28327; 910/947-1633 

Robbins, First Moore County, P.O. Box 400, Robbins 27325-0400; 910/948-2768 

Southern Pines, First Moore County, 200 East New York Ave., Southern Pines 28387; 

910/692-8750 
Taylor Memorial Moore County, 2896 Hoffman Rd., Jackson Springs 27281; 

910/281-3712 

Unity Grove Moore County, 849 Mt. Carmel Rd., Carthage 28327; 910/948-4518 

Vass, First Moore County, P.O. Box 457, Vass 28394; 910/245-7371 

Victory Community Moore County, 915 Brinkley Rd., Carthage 28327; 910/947-2177 

West End, First Moore County, P.O. Box 501 , West End 27376; 910/673-7864 



Youth Ministers 

Aberdeen, First Rev. John G. Bodford, 703 Sun Rd., Aberdeen 283158315; 

910/944-1206 

Calvary Mr. Brent Overton, 820 Needmore Rd., Carthage 283278327; 910/947-1819 

Cameron Mrs. Kathy M. Comer, 7907 Cedar Ln., Sanford 273307330; 919/775-7999 

Carthage, First. .Miss Tina Hagler, P.O. Box 717, Buies Creek 275067506; 910/893-7181 
Cornerstone Mr. Earlie W. Hollyfield, 1115 Foxfire Rd., Aberdeen 283158315; 

910/295-2777 
Emmanuel Mrs. June M. Blue, 2726 Farmlife School Rd., Carthage 283278327; 

910/949-2357 
Ephesus Mr. Charles B. Keller, 8022 King Farm Rd., Sanford 273307330; 

919/776-3863 

Ives Memorial Mr. Robert Barber, P.O. Box 551, West End 273767376; 910/281-2037 

Middle Cross Mr. John Chavis, 2164 Murdocksville Rd., West End 273767376; 

910/295-9178 



New Freedom Mr. Joe Howell, 177 Hillside Rd., Southern Pines 283878387; 

910/692-4167 
Pine Grove Rev. Billy H. Reynolds, Jr., P.O. Box 64, Norman 283678367; 

910/652-5096 

Pineywood M/Ms. Jimmy Martin, 1201 McGill Rd., Vass 283948394; 910/245-2917 

Mrs. Dale O'Quinn, 4904 Nicholson Rd., Cameron 283268326; 910/499-2985 

Robbins, First Mrs. Sandi B. Ward, P.O. Box 400, Robbins 273257325; 910/948-2768 

Southern Pines, First Rev. David M. Helms, 415 Broadmeade Dr., Southern Pines 

283878387; 910/692-2632 
West End, First Mr. Brad Cooper, 1351 Dowd Chapel Rd., West End 273767376; 

910/947-2058 



Pastors 

Aberdeen, First Rev. Charles S. Hinson, 1174 Seven Lakes North, West End 

273767376; 910/673-2058 
Ashley Heights Rev. Sandy Yow, 10351 Aberdeen Rd., Aberdeen 283158315; 

910-944-9731 
Beaver Creek Rev. Robert Schwartz, 4600 Nicholson Rd., Cameron 283268326; 

919/499-4762 
Bethlehem Rev. Ernest L. Johnson, Jr., 831 Lamms Rd., Carthage 283277895; 

910/947-1686 
Beulah Hill Rev. Archie P. Stevens, 109 Pinesage Dr., West End 273767376 

910/295-9176 
Calvary Rev. Bennie Maness, 204 Mt. Carmel Rd., Carthage 283278327; 

910/948-3995 

Cameron Dr. Gregory D. Poplin, P.O. Box 155, Cameron 283260155; 910-245-7789 

Carthage, First Dr. Algie F. Martin, 351 Kate Place, Carthage 283278327; 

910/947-2407 
Cornerstone Rev. James R. Cagle, 415 Mt. Carmel Rd., Carthage 283278327; 

910/948-3744 
Emmanuel Rev. Eugene Ussey, 114 Raven Glass Dr., Carthage 283278327; 

910-947-2713 
Ephesus., Rev. Robert Morrison, 5904 Mockingbird Ln., Sanford 273307330; 

919/776-3738 
Fairview Rev. Charles F. Taylor, 1580 Carthage Rd., West End 273767376; 

910/947-5899 

Faith Rev. Willie Bryant, 6108 Sellars Rd., Cameron 283268326; 919/499-6083 

Flint Hill Rev. William Hancock, 963 Flint Hill Church Rd., Robbins 273257325; 

910/948-2016 
Ives Memorial Rev. Donald L. Ballenger, P.O. Box 278, Pinebluff 273737373; 

910/281-3082 
Lemon Springs Rev. Stephen E. Burrow, 7316 Oakleaf Rd., Sanford 273307330; 

919/708-5344 

Middle Cross Rev. David Reynolds, 781 Niagara, Carthage Rd., Carthage 

283278327; 910/947-2261 

New Freedom Rev. Gary Greene, P.O. Box 1124, Pinebluff 283738373; 910/281-4390 

New Home Rev. Jimmie C. Phillips, 2056 Union Church Rd., Cameron 283268326; 

910/947-3297 

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Pine Grove Rev. Billy H. Reynolds, Jr., RO. Box 64, Norman 283678367; 

910/652-5096 
Pineywood Rev. Charles Lassister, 1552 US Hwy. 1, Cameron 283268326; 

910/245-7351 
Red Branch Rev. Donald M. Hays, 1817 Old River Rd., Carthage 283278327; 

910/947-1633 
Robbins First Rev. Ernest H. Ferrell, P.O. Box 400, Robbins 273257325; 

910/948-2610 
Southern Pines, First Rev. John D. Stone, 235 Hill Rd., Southern Pines 283878387; 

910/692-7174 
Taylor Memorial ....Richard E. Hodges, 2896 Hoffman Rd., Jackson Springs 272817281; 

910/281-3712 

Vass, First Rev. Jesse R. Mansfield, P.O. Box 457, Vass 283948394; 910/245-4544 

Victory Community Rev. Max A. Gilmore, P.O. Box 1084, Pinehurst 283748374; 

910/295-6043 
West End First Rev. Larry Wells, P.O. Box 634, West End 273767376; 910/673-7864 



Music Ministers 

Aberdeen, First Rev. Neil J. Armstrong, 470 E. Indiana Ave., Southern Pines 

283878387; 910/693-1222 
Beaver Creek Mrs. Druscilla Schwartz, 105 Primrose St., Cameron 283268326; 

919/245-7053 

Bethlehem Mr. Randy Baughn, 333 Baughn Rd., Carthage 283278327; 910/947-2151 

Beulah Hill Mr. Ken Loyd, 4176 Murdocksville Rd., West End 273767376; 

910/295-6248 

Calvary Mr. Dewitt Purvis, 1675 Borden Rd., Carthage 283278327; 910/948-2863 

Cameron Mr. Steven Gilmore, 476 James H. Road, Cameron 283268326; 

910/947-3860 
Carthage, First Mrs. Lorriane C. Inman, P.O. Box 68 1 , Pinehurst 283748374; 

910/692-7632 
Cornerstone Mrs. Brenda C. Frye, P.O. Box 1967, Pinehurst 283748374; 

910/281-4725 
Emmanuel Ms. Jenny L. Taylor, 1 177 Old River Rd., Carthage 283278327; 

910/947-5987 
Ephesus Mrs. Viola Bowlin, 7901 John Garner Rd., Sanford 273307330; 

919/499-6325 

Faith Mr. Ron Lilly, Rt. 14 Box 13 D, Sanford 273307330; 919/499-4313 

Flint Hill Mr. Harold L. Kennedy, 741 Mt. Carmel Rd., Carthage 283278327; 

910/948-2248 

Ives Memorial Mrs. Linda Barber, P.O. Box 273, Pinebluff 283738373; 910/281-5728 

Lemon Springs Mrs. Linda Bullock, 5717 Rocky Fork Church Rd., Sanford 

273307330; 919/775-7188 

Middle Cross Mr. Mike Mclnnis, P.O. Box 213, West End 273767376; 910/673-1631 

New Freedom Mrs. Brenda Garner, P.O. Box 412, Lakeview 283508350; 

910/692-8559 
Pine Grove Mr. Wayne Sheffield, 17372 NC Hwy. 24/27, Biscoe 272097209; 

910/428-1038 
Pineywood Mrs. Peggy Holder, P.O. Box 145, Lakeview 283508350; 910/245-7150 

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Pleasant Hill Mr. Dale Morgan, P.O. Box 2781, Sanford 273307330; 919/776-3263 

Red Branch Mr. Larry Butner, 7625 Cedar Lane Dr., Sanford 273307330; 

919/776-7429 

Robbins. First Mrs. Sandi B. Ward, P.O. Box 400, Robbins 273257325; 910/948-2768 

Southern Pines First Rev. Benny G. Edwards, 150 Northwood Dr., Southern Pines 

283878387; 910/692-3305 

Unity Grove Mrs. Brenda Burks, 291 Ritter Rd., Robbins 273257325; 910/464-3760 

Vass, First Mrs. Rose H. Cooper; 910/947-2930 

West End, First Mrs. Laverne Cole, 1904 Juniper Lake Rd., West End 273767376; 

910/295-6530 



Secretaries 

Aberdeen, First Mrs. Deborah B. Richardson, 538 Shelton Dr., Aberdeen 283158315; 

910/944-7957 
Beaver Creek Mrs. Llynette Allen, 5305 Greenwood Rd., Sanford 273307330; 

919/776-9656 
Calvary Mr. Dougie Garner, 684 Flint Hill Church Rd., Robbins 273257325; 

910/948-2168 
Carthage, First Mrs. Delores Pacitto, P.O. Box 824, Sanford 283278327; 

910/947-2456 
Cornerstone Mrs. Jerry I. Cheek, 672 Hoffman Rd., West End 273767376; 

910/673-1628 

Emmanuel Ms. Betty M. Taylor, Rt. 3 Box 6K, Cameron 283268326; 910/245-7881 

Ephesus Mrs. Pat Banks, 3710 Woodside Dr., Sanford 273307330; 919/776-4438 

Faith Mrs. Judy Martin, 1844 NC Hwy.24/27, Cameron 283268326; 910/245-7292 

Flint Hill Mr. Johnnie McNeill, P.O. Box 1399, Carthage 283278327; 910/948-3172 

Ives Memorial Mrs. Claudia Carpenter, 611 Sun Rd., Aberdeen 283158315; 

910/944-9722 

Lemon Springs Mrs. Patti Eakes, 8024 Eakes Rd., Sanford 273307330; 919/776-2377 

New Freedom Mrs. Brenda Garner, P.O. Box 412, Lakeview 283508350; 

910/692-8559 
Pine Grove Mr. James C. Myrick, 488 Browers Mill Rd., Star 273567356; 

910/948-3827 

Pleasant Hill Mrs. Janet Morgan, P.O. Box 314, Lakeview 283508350; 910/245-2801 

Red Branch Mrs. Inez R. Butner, 7625 Cedarlane Rd., Sanford 287337330; 

919/776-7429 

Robbins, First Mrs. Ina N. Hussey, P.O. Box 400, Robbins 273257325; 910/948-2768 

Southern Pines, First Mrs. Brenda C. Harrell, 270 East Indiana Ave., Southern Pines 

283878387; 910/692-8989 
Mrs. Myra P. Robinson, 107 Selkirk Tr., Southern Pines 28387838 7; 

910/692-8323 

Victory Community Patricia R. Chriscoe, 620 Doubs Chapel Rd., West End 

273767376; 910/947-5130 



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Organists 

Aberdeen, First Mrs. Deborah B. Richardson, 538 Shelton Dr., Aberdeen 28315;8315 

910/944-7957 

Bethlehem Mrs. Paula Hall, 483 Jody Rd., Carthage 283278327; 910/947-2575 

Beulah Hill Mr. Ken Loyd, 4176 Murdocksville Rd., West End 273767376; 

910/295-6248 

Calvary Mrs. Rita H. Marley, 132 Wayland Rd., Robbins 273257325; 910/464-3039 

Cameron Mrs. Cheryl H. Gilmore, 476 James H. Rd., Cameron 283268326; 

910/947-3860 
Carthage, First ...Mrs. Lorriane C. Inman, RO. Box 681, Pinehurst 283748374; 

910/692-7632 
Cornerstone.. Mrs. Bobbie S. Cagle, 415 Mt. Carmel Rd., Carthage 283278327; 910/948- 

3744 
Ephesus Mrs. Pauline Morrison, 5904 Mockingbird Ln., Sanford 273307330; 

919/776-3738 

Fairview Mrs. Cindy B. Priest, 683 Lamms Rd., Carthage 283278327; 910/947-2555 

Flint Hill Ms. Carol Sanders, 963 Flint Hill Rd., Robbins 273257325; 910/948-3233 

Lemon Springs Mrs. Janet Childress, 4306 Lemon Springs Rd., Sanford 273307330; 

919/776-5485 

Pine Grove Mrs. Claudia Nail, 16219 NC Hwy. 24/27, Eagle Springs 272427242 

Pineywood Rev. Charles Lassister, 1552 US Hwy. 1, Cameron 283268326; 

910/245-7351 

Red Branch Mary Lou Cadell, P.O. Box 21, Cameron 283268326; 910/245-4481 

Robbins, First Mrs. Bobbye Kennedy, P.O. Box 400, Robbins 273257325; 

910/948-2768 

Southern Pines, First Ms. Juanita L. Smoot, 455 Orchard Rd., Southern Pines 

283878387; 910/693-7722 
Taylor Memorial Mrs. Karen Laton, 3907 Hoffman Rd., Jackson Springs 272817281; 

910/281-4461 
Unity Grove Mrs. Vickie Cox, 788 Flint Hill Church Rd., Robbins 273257325; 

910/948-4830 

Vass, First Mrs. Judy Mansfield, P.O. Box 457, Vass 283948394; 910/245-4544 

Victory Community Patricia R. Chriscoe, 620 Doubs Chapel Rd.,West End 

273767376; 910/947-5130 
West End Mrs. Mary Greene, 3585 Dowd Rd., Carthage 283278327; 910/949-3815 



Pianists 

Beaver Creek Mrs. Joyce Pilson, 184 White Oak Dr., Cameron 283268326; 

910/245-7839 
Bethlehem Mrs. Mary Thompson, 283 Kanoy Rd., West End 273767376; 

910/947-2289 

Beulah Hill Mrs. Patty Lunday, 189 Lunday Ln., Carthage 283278327; 910/949-3628 

Calvary Mrs. Karen P. Chalflinch, 1711 Borden Rd., Carthage 283278327; 

910/948-2961 

Cameron Mrs. Judy Saunders, 786 Day Flower Ct., Vass 283948394; 910/245-1190 

Carthage, First Mrs. Carolyn Burley, 404 Vass-Carthage Rd., Carthage 283278327; 

910/949-2982 

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Cornerstone Mrs. Audra W. McLean, 3 Pine Top Ct., Foxfire Village 272817281; 

910/215-0057 

Emmanuel Ms Betty M. Taylor, Rt. 3 Box 6K, Cameron 283268326; 910/245-7881 

Ephesus Mrs. Michelle Blue, 6212 NC Hwy., Carthage 283278327; 910/949-3687 

Fairview Mrs. Cindy B. Priest, 683 Lamms Rd., Carthage 283278327; 910/947-2555 

Faith Ms. Faye Richardson, 7015 Edwards Rd., Sanford 273307330; 919/499-6781 

Flint Hill Ms. Doris Simpson, 963 Flint Hill Rd., Robbins 273257325; 

910/948-2779 

Ives Memorial Mr. Jamie Smith, 1201 Crest Dr., Aberdeen 283158315; 910/944-7832 

Lemon Springs Mrs. Janet Childress, 4306 Lemon Springs Rd., Sanford 273307330; 

919/776-5485 



910/673-3029 
910/281-4390 
910/245-4153 



Middle Cross Mrs. Gaye Saunders, P.O. Box 382, West End 273767376 

New Freedom Mr. Cheryl Greene, P.O. Box 1124, Pinebluff 283738373 

New Home Mrs. Vickie C. Hicks, 871 Lobelia Rd., Vass 283948394: 

Pine Grove Mrs. Shirley M. Sheffield, 17480 NC Hwy. 24/27, Biscoe 272097209; 

910/428-9164 
Pineywood Rev. Charles Lassister, 1552 US Hwy. 1, Cameron 283268326; 

910/245-7351 
Pleasant Hill ....Mrs. Glenda Morgan, P.O. Box 2781 , Sanford 273307330; 919/776-3263 
Red Branch Mrs. Gale Wood, 1992 US Hwy. 15-501, Carthage 283278327; 

910/947-3588 

Robbins, First Mrs. Jan B. Bryson, P.O. Box 400, Robbins 273257325; 910/948-2768 

Southern Pines, First Mrs, Myra P. Robinson, 107 Selkirk Tr., Southern Pines 

283878387; 910/692-8323 
Taylor Memorial ....Mrs. Carla Hodges, 2896 Hoffman Rd., Jackson Springs 272817281; 

910/281-3712 
Unity Grove Mrs. Margaret Cheek, 208 Cheek Ln., Carthage 283278327: 

910/948-2527 
Victory Community Kathy G. Smith, 2707 Linden Rd., Aberdeen 283158315; 

910/295-5473 
West End Mrs. Mary Greene, 3585 Dowd Rd., Carthage 283278327; 910/949-3815 



Sunday School Directors 

Aberdeen, First.... Mr. Sherrill Lee, 105 Rowe Ave., Aberdeen 283158315; 910/944-2053 
Beaver Creek Mr. Robert Melton, 3447 Hickory House Rd., Sanford 273307330; 

919/774-3137 

Bethlehem Mr. Steve Harris, 208 J. Dowdy Rd., Carthage 283278430; 910/948-3354 

Beulah Hill Mr. Harry Graham, P.O. Box 173, Pinehurst 283748374; 910/295-8325 

Calvary Mr. Arthur Brewer, 380 Plank Rd., Carthage 283278327; 910/948-3218 

Cameron Mr. Frankie Comer, 7909 Cedar Lane Rd., Sanford 273307330; 

919/775-7999 
Carthage, First Mrs. Glenda Layton, P.O. Box 716, Carthage 283278327; 

910/947-2031 
Cornerstone Mr. Earlie W. Hollyfield, 1115 Foxfire Rd., Aberdeen 283158315; 

910/295-2777 

Emmanuel Mr. Paul Sowder, 3276 Underwood Rd., Carthage 283278327; 

919/776-6358 

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Ephesus Mr. Robert Cooke, 723 Stanton Hill Rd., Sanford 273307330; 919/776-0056 

Fairview ......Mrs. Carla M. Benton, RO. Box 1854, Pinehurst 283748374; 910/295-2178 

Mr. Gregory D. Rush, P.O. Box 437, West End 273767376; 910/673-1984 

Faith Mr. Ron Lilly, Rt. 14 Box 13D, Sanford 273307330; 919/499-4313 

Flint Hill Mr. Jack Flinchum, 746 Crabtree Rd., Carthage 283278327; 910/948-2300 

Ives Memorial Mr. Andy Byrd, 10664 NC Hwy. 211, Aberdeen 283158315; 

910/944-5648 
Lemon Springs Mr. James C. Matthews, 4925 Joe Matthews Rd., Sanford 273307330; 

919/775-3664 
Middle Cross .Mr. Douglas Bowyer, P.O. Box 192, West End 273767376; 

910/673-5171 
New Freedom Mr. Joe Howell, 177 Hill Side Rd., Southern Pines 283878387; 

910/692-4167 

New Home Mr. Robert L. Hicks, 871 Lobelia Rd., Vass 283948394; 910/245-4153 

Pine Grove Mr. Sammy Myrick, 147 Bailey Rd., Biscoe 272097209; 910/673-6932 

Pineywood Mr. Richard Morgan, P.O. Box 88, Lakeview 283508350; 910/245-7125 

Pleasant Hill Mr. Richard Yost, 196 Union Pines Dr., Carthage 283278327; 

910/947-1439 

Red Branch Mr. Tim Coe, 1020 Old River Rd., Carthage 283278327; 910/947-2060 

Robbins, First. ..Mr. Wallace Edwards, P.O. Box 626, Robbins 273257325; 910/948-2533 
Southern Pines, First Mrs. Cheryl McNeill, P.O. Box 838, Southern Pines 283878387; 

910/692-2450 
Taylor Memorial Mr. Howard Stockwell, P.O. Box 97, Aberdeen 283158315; 

910/281-4370 

Unity Grove Mr. Randall Cheek, 208 Cheek Ln., Carthage 283278327; 910/948-2527 

Vass, First Mrs. Robin Lea, 154 Mopar Ln., Carthage 283278327; 910/295-3879 

Victory Community Patricia R. Chriscoe, 620 Doubs Chapel Rd., West End 

273767376; 910/947-5130 
West End, First Mr. William T. Cole, 1848 Juniper Lake Rd., West End 273767376; 

910/295-3571 



Brotherhood Directors 

Aberdeen, First Dr. Tom Vicars, 125 Steelman Rd., Southern Pines 283878387; 

910/692-7127 
Ashley Heights Mr. Leland Strother, 1892 Strother Rd., Aberdeen 283158315; 

910/281-4353 

Cameron Mr. Russ Kelly, 2942 NC Hwy. 24/27, Cameron 283268326; 910/245-4106 

Emmanuel Mr. Billy R. Deese, 132 Deese Rd., Carthage 283278327; 910/947-5880 

Ephesus Mr. Larry White, 8805 Hancock Rd., Cameron 283268326; 919/775-5199 

Ives Memorial Mr. Robert Barber, P.O. Box 551, West End 273767376; 910/281-2037 

Lemon Springs Mr. Howard Sherron, 6401 Wildlife Rd., Sanford 273307330; 

919/774-6091 
Middle Cross Mr. Raymond Barber, 192 Windfall Way, West End 273767376; 

910/295-4847 
Pleasant Hill ....Mr. Larry Russell, 1405 Central Dr., Carthage 283278327; 910/692-8774 
Red Branch Mr. Charles L. English, P.O. Box 944, Carthage 283278327; 

910/947-1718 



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Robbins, First Mr. Wayne Blake, 3081 Seven Lakes West, West End 273767376; 

910/673-3258 

Southern Pines, First Mr. Rick Gehl, 100 Meeting House Rd., Southern Pines 

283878387; 910/692-4419 
Taylor Memorial Mr. Benny Laton, 3907 Hoffman Rd., Jackson Springs 272817281; 

910/281-4461 
West End, First Mr. Kenneth Cole, 1864 Juniper Lake Rd., West End 273767376 

Treasurers 

Aberdeen, First Mr. Robert E. Morrison, 609 McQueen Rd., Aberdeen 283158315; 

910/944-2460 
Ashley Heights Mrs. Shelia Deeb, 165 Old Hunt Rd., Pinehurst 283748374; 

910/215-0303 
Beaver Creek Mrs. Pat Melton, 3447 Hickory House Rd., Sanford 273307330; 

919/774-3137 
Bethlehem ....Mr. Richard Seawell, 3244 Dowd Rd., Carthage 283278482; 910/947-2030 
Beulah Hill Mr. Rodney Lunday, 189 Lunday Ln., Carthage 283278327; 

910/949-3628 

Calvary Mr. Greg Ritter, 11218 NC Hwy. 24/27, Carthage 283278327; 910/948-2778 

Cameron Mrs. Beverly Hendrick, 1775 US Hwy. 1 , Cameron 283268326; 

910/297-2971 
Carthage, First Mrs. Worthy McKenzie, P.O. Box 151, Carthage 283278327; 

910/947-5541 
Cornerstone Mrs. Karen McClimans, P.O. Box 805, West End 273767376; 910/673-2975 

Emmanuel Mrs. Leta Nunnery, P.O. Box 968, Carthage 283278327; 910/947-5069 

Ephesus Mrs. Sally S. Patterson, 7847 White Hill Rd., Sanford 273307330; 

919/776-7067 

Fairview Mrs. Patricia K. Rush, P.O. Box 437, West End 273767376; 910/673-1984 

Faith Mr. John Martin, 1844 NC Hwy.24/27, Cameron 283268326; 919/245-7292 

Flint Hill Mr. Johnnie McNeill, P.O. Box 1399, Carthage 283278327; 910/948-3172 

Ives Memorial Mrs. Carolyn Ziel, 220 Boston Ave., Pinebluff 283738373; 

910/281-3534 
Lemon Springs ..Mrs. Treuby Rackley, 7204 Edwards Rd., Sanford 273307330; 

919/499-5298 
Middle Cross. ...Mrs. Francis Cagle, 611 Lucas Rd., West End 273767376; 910/673-7891 
New Freedom ..Mrs. Brenda Garner, P.O. Box 412, Lakeview 283508350; 910/692-8559 
New Home Mrs. Dorothy L. Futral, 782 Baker Rd., Cameron 283268326; 

910/245-7129 
Pine Grove Mr. Vernon L. Brewer, 16319 NC Hwy. 24/27, Eagle Springs 272427242; 

910/948-2974 

Pleasant Hill Mrs. Janet Morgan, P.O. Box 314, Lakeview 283508350; 910/245-2801 

Red Branch Mrs. Jeanette Matthews, 1072 Stanton Hill Rd., Cameron 298328326; 

910/947-3824 

Robbins, First Mrs. Ina N. Hussey,P.O. Box 400, Robbins 273257325; 910/948-2768 

Southern Pines, First Mr. John Beith, 123 Heather Ln., Southern Pines 283878387; 

910/692-6682 
Taylor Memorial... Mr. Jack Hartsell, 1671 Rose Ridge Rd., Jackson Springs 272817281; 

910/281-3054 

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Unity Grove Mrs. Sonya Thompson, P.O. Box 5298, Pinehurst 283748374; 

910/944-1240 

Vass, First Mrs. Belinda McNeill, 326 Hennings Dr., Vass 283949384; 910/245-4262 

Victory Community Kathy G. Smith, 2707 Linden Rd., Aberdeen 283158315; 

910/295-5473 
West End, First Mrs. Pauline Odell, P.O. Box 6, West End 273767376; 

910/673-2494 



Discipleship Training Directors 

Beaver Creek Rev. Robert Schwartz, 4600 Nicholson Rd., Cameron 283268326; 

919/499-4762 
Bethlehem Mrs. Catherine Kennedy, 337 Peace Rd., Carthage 283278327; 

910/947-2062 

Ives Memorial Mr. John Carpenter, 611 Sun Rd., Aberdeen 283158315; 910/944-9722 

New Freedom Rev. Gary Greene, P.O. Box 1124, Pinebluff 283738373; 910/281-4390 

W.M.U. Directors 

Aberdeen, First Mrs. Cladie Heisel,402 Lakeshore Dr., Aberdeen 283158315; 

910/944-1480 
Ashley Heights Mrs. Elaine Crissman, 10199 Aberdeen Rd., Aberdeen 283158315; 

910/944-1229 
Beaver Creek Mrs. Louise Hardy, 293 Lee's Branch Dr., Carthage 283278327; 

919/949-3889 

Bethlehem Mrs. Waddell Harris, 4108 Dowd Rd., Carthage 283278488; 910/947-5688 

Beulah Hill Mrs. Mabel Foster, 122 Reservation Rd., Aberdeen 283158315; 

910/944-1645 

Calvary Mrs. Linda Daggerhart, 163 Mine Rd., Carthage 283278327; 910/947-3328 

Cameron Mrs. Alma Kelly, P.O. Box 44, Cameron 283260044; 910/245-7359 

Carthage, First Mrs. Jo Ann Schoen, 180 Connell Rd., Carthage 283278327; 

910/947-2172 

Emmanuel Mrs.Brenda T. Davis, Rt. 4 Box 6H, Cameron 283268326; 910/245-7000 

Ephesus Mrs. Helen Collins, 7948 White Hill Rd., Sanford 273307330; 919/776-9499 

Fairview Mrs. Carla M. Benton, P.O. Box 1854, Pinehurst 283748374; 910/295-2178 

Ives Memorial.... Mrs. Betty Hardy, 212 Heflin Rd., Aberdeen 283158315; 910/944-7570 

Lemon Springs Mrs. Nancy Upchurch, 4108 Swann Station Rd., Sanford 

273307330; 919/499-4347 
Middle Cross ....Mrs. Mora Mclnnis, P.O. Box 213, West End 273767376; 910/673-1631 

New Freedom Mrs. Betty Wallace, 190 W. New Jersey Ave., Southern Pines 

283878387; 910/692-8591 
Pine Grove Mrs. Cindy Sheffield, 17372 NC Hwy. 24/27, Biscoe 272097209; 

910/428-1038 

Pleasant Hill ....Mrs. Burlein Fortner, 110 N. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines 

283878387; 910/692-2255 
Red Branch.... Mrs. Inez Butner, 7625 Cedarlane Rd., Sanford 273307330; 919/776-7429 
Robbins, First Mrs. Margaret Shields, P.O. Box 217, Robbins 273257325; 

910/948-2502 

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Taylor Memorial Mrs. Fay Borroughs, 1164 Hoffman Rd., West End 273767376; 

910/673-3902 

Vass, First Mrs. Barbara Koonce, P.O. Box 486, Vass 283948394; 910/245-4056 

Victory Community Joann S. Cole, 1665 Murdocksville Rd., West End 273767376; 

910/947-2848 
West End, First Mrs. Sherlyn Harris, RO. Box 609, West End 273767376; 

910/673-2121 

Media Library Directors 

Aberdeen, First Mrs. Mary McCluskey, 1303 Chancery Ct., Aberdeen 

283158315; 910/944-1788 

Bethlehem Mrs. Betty B. Rorie, RO. Box 427, Carthage 283270427; 910/947-5677 

Cameron ...Mrs. Florence Hardy, 532 James H. Rd., Cameron 283268326; 910/947-5538 
Carthage, First ....Mrs. Juliet L. King, RO. Box 644, Carthage 283278327; 910/947-2315 
Ives Memorial Mrs. Mildred Dugger, P.O. Box 115, Pinebluff 283738373; 

910/281-3263 

Lemon Springs Mr. Jimmy Holland, 106 N. McLean Ct., Cary 275137513; 919/460-6544 

Pine Grove Mr. Randy L. Brown, 284 Williams Dr., Eagle Springs 272427242; 

910/948-4464 
Red Branch Mrs. Jeanette Matthews, 1072 Stanton Hill Rd., Cameron 283268326; 

910/947-3824 
Southern Pines First ...Mrs. Cile VanVliet, 285 Lakewood Dr., Pinehurst 283748374; 

910/692-4284 
Taylor Memorial... Mrs. Mary Laton, 1779 Rose Ridge Rd., Jackson Springs 283158315; 

910/281-3927 



Chairmen of Deacons 

Aberdeen, First Mr. James Conner, 307 E. Main St., Aberdeen 283158315; 

910/944-2070 
Ashley Heights Mr. Mike Lucas, 232 N. Haley St., Southern Pines 283878387; 

910/692-8217 
Beaver Creek Mr. Joseph Sharpe, 6100 Rocky Fork Church Rd., Sanford 273307330; 

919/776-6137 
Bethlehem Mr. Don Thomas, 3551 Carthage Rd., West End 273767376; 

910/673-0520 
Beulah Hill Mr. Wilbur Calcutt, 285 McDairmid Rd., Pinehurst 283748374; 

910/295-6363 
Calvary Mr. Dewitt Purvis, 1675 Borden Rd., Carthage 283278327; 

910/948-2863 
Cameron Mr. Lawrence L. Lineberry, 563 Shaw Rd., Cameron 283268326; 

910/947-3028 
Carthage, First ...Dr. William Walton, P.O. Box 891, Carthage 283278327; 910/947-2334 
Cornerstone Mr. William C. Scott, 9412 Calloway Rd. Aberdeen 283158315; 

910/281-3628 

Emmanuel Mr.Chuck Nunnery, P.O. Box 968, Carthage 283278327; 910/947-5069 

Ephesus Mr. Robert Cooke, 723 Stanton Hill Rd., Sanford 273307330; 919/776-0056 



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Fairview Mr. John Wiggins, Sr., 419 Carthage Rd., West End 273767376; 

910/947-2694 

Faith Mr. Willie Wilson, 1876 NC Hwy. 24/27, Cameron 283268326; 910/245-4485 

Flint Hill Mr. Coite S. Parson, Rt. 2 Box 17, Troy 273717371; 910/576-8001 

Ives Memorial ....Mr. Mitchell Fowler, RO. Box 71, Pinebluff 283738373; 910/281-3134 

Lemon Springs Mr. Audney Terry, 3605 Lemon Springs Rd., Sanford 

273307330; 919/776-6897 

Middle Cross Mr. Bobby Dunn, P.O. Box 441, West End 273767376; 910/673-6201 

New Home Mr. Warren Cummings, 204 J. Burns Rd., Vass 283948394; 910/245-7786 

Pine Grove Mr. Vernon L. Brewer, 16319 NC Hwy. 24/27, Eagle Springs 272427242; 

910/948-2974 

Pineywood Mr. Richard Morgan, P.O. Box 88, Lakeview 283508350; 910/245-7125 

Pleasant Hill Mr. Oscar Bobbitt, 1300 Niagara Rd., Southern Pines 283878387; 

910/692-8766 
Robbins, First Mr. Worth Lewis, 15583 NC Hwy. 24/27, Eagle Springs 272427242; 

910/948-2896 

Southern Pines, First Mr. Jerry Mashburn, 130 Fox Hunt Ln., Southern Pines 

283878387; 910/692-3629 
Taylor Memorial Mr. Howard Stockwell, P.O. Box 97, Aberdeen 283158315; 

910/281-4370 
Unity Grove. ...Mr. Christopher S. Morgan, 11940 NC Hwy. 24/27, Carthage 283278327; 

910/948-3847 

Vass, First Mr. Lane Bullock, P.O. Box 40, Vass 283948394; 910/245-7741 

Victory Community ....Lloyd H. Chriscoe, 620 Doubs Chapel Rd., West End 273767376; 

910/947-5130 
West End, First Mr. J.C. Atkins, 183 Archie Rd., West End 273767376; 

910/673-5001 



Church Clerks 

Aberdeen, First Mrs. Rita Cameron, 660 Kensington Rd., Southern Pines 283878387; 

910/692-2991 
Ashley Heights Mrs. Frances Pickler, 2776 Reservation Rd., Aberdeen 283158315; 

910/281-4131 
Beaver Creek Mrs. Llynette Allen, 5305 Greenwood Rd., Sanford 273307330; 

919/776-9656 

Bethlehem Mrs. Kay Robbins, P.O. Box 103, Carthage 283270103; 910/947-5791 

Beulah Hill Mrs. Debra C. Edwards, 1839 Rose Ridge Rd., Jackson Springs 

272817281; 910/281-5197 

Calvary Mrs. Janet W. Brewer, 380 Plank Rd., Carthage 283278327; 910/948-3218 

Cameron Mrs. Patricia Y. Loving, P.O. Box 242, Cameron 283260242; 910/245-2765 

Carthage, First Mr. Woodrow Wilhoit, P.O. Box 424, Carthage 282378237; 

910/947-2465 
Cornerstone Mrs. Jerry I. Cheek, 672 Hoffman Rd., West End 273767376; 

910/673-1628 

Emmanuel Mrs. Betty M. Taylor, Rt. 4 Box 6K, Cameron 283268326; 910/245-7881 

Ephesus ...Mrs. Janis D. Layne, 8005 White Hill Rd., Sanford 273307330; 919/774-6466 
Fairview Mrs. Edith V. Martin, 3331 Carthage Rd., West End 273767376; 

910/673-8623 

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Faith Mrs. Judy Martin, 1844 NC Hwy. 24/27, Cameron 283268326; 

910/245-7292 

Flint Hill Mr. Jimmy Maness, Box 1024, Robbins 273257325; 910/948-3098 

Ives Memorial Mrs. Annie Richardson, 216 Flat Rock Ln., Aberdeen 283158315; 

910/281-3619 

Lemon Springs Mrs. Patti Eakes, 8024 Eakes Rd., Sanford 273307330; 919/776-2377 

Middle Cross Mrs. Edna Dunn, RO. Box 441 , West End 273767376; 910/673-6201 

New Freedom Mrs. Brenda Garner, RO. Box 412, Lakeview 283508350; 

910/692-8559 

New Home Mrs. Vickie C. Hicks, 871 Lobelia Rd., Vass 283948394; 910/245-4153 

Pine Grove Mrs. Shirley M. Sheffield, 17480 NC Hwy. 24/27, Biscoe 272097209; 

910/428-9164 
Pineywood Mrs. Shirley Lassister, 352 US Hwy. 1, Cameron 283268326; 

910/245-7504 
Pleasant Hill Mrs. Cathy Allred, 1 124 Wadsworth Rd., Carthage 283278327; 

910/947-6035 

Red Branch Mrs. Robie Taylor, P.O. Box 982, Carthage 283278327; 910/947-5789 

Robbins, First Mrs. Ina N. Hussey, P.O. Box 400, Robbins 273257325; 910/948-2768 

Southern Pines, First Mrs. Brenda C. Harrell, 270 E. Indiana Ave., Southern Pines 

283878387; 910/692-8989 

Taylor Memorial Mrs. Beulah Hartsell, 1671 Rose Ridge Rd., Jackson Springs 

272817281; 910/281-3054 
Unity Grove. ...Mr. Christopher S. Morgan, 11940 NC Hwy. 24/27, Carthage 283278327; 

910/948-3847 
Vass, First Mrs. Pansy R. Teague, 654 Morrison Bridge Rd., Vass 283948394; 

910/245-7702 

Victory Community ..Patricia R. Chriscoe, 620 Doubs Chapel Rd.,West End 

273767376; 910/947-5130 
West End Mrs. Laverne Cole, 1904 Juniper Lake Rd., West End 273767376; 

919/295-6530 



Prayer Ministry Coordinators 

Calvary .....Mr. Harold Chalflinch, 256 Chalflinch Rd., Robbins 273257325; 

910/948-4743 
Cameron Mr. Wallace Salmon, 18985 Stanton Hill Rd., Cameron 283268326; 

910/245-4243 
Robbins, First Mrs. Edna Gilmore, P.O. Box 244, Robbins 273257325; 

910/948-2426 
Ms. Debra Lambert, P.O. Box 744, Robbins 273257325; 910/948-3595 



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IV. Constitution 

of the 
Sandhills Baptist Association 

ARTICLE I - NAME 

The name of this body shall be "The Sandhills Baptist Association." 
ARTICLE II - PURPOSES AND OBJECTIVES 

Section 1. The Sandhills Baptist Association shall consist of messengers who are mem- 
bers of duly elected affiliated churches. 

Section 2. The objectives of this association shall be to promote fellowship, missions, 
associations, the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, and the Southern Baptist 
Convention in all work of Southern Baptists. 

ARTICLE III - MEMBERSHIP AND AFFILIATIONS 

Section 1 . The Sandhills Baptist Association shall consist of messengers who are elect- 
ed members of affiliated churches. 

(1) Each church affiliated with this association having a membership up to one hun- 
dred members shall be entitled to four messengers and one additional messenger for every 
fifty members or major fraction thereof, thereafter. No church, however, shall be entitled 
to more than eight messengers. 

(2) IPastors of the affiliated churches and their missions and other full-time paid pro- 
fessional staff. 

(3) Duly elected officers of the association, department directors, chairpersons of all 
standing committees and the director of missions. 

Section 2. Affiliations: 

(1) The churches affiliated with this association shall be churches who use the New 
Testament as a statement of faith and church policy, and who teach that a person upon pro- 
fession of faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord will be immersed in water, unless prov- 
identially hindered, to qualify for church membership;. In this and other doctrinal matters, 
the association subscribes to The Baptist Faith and Message adopted by the Southern 
Baptist Convention, May 9, 1963. 

(2) Churches shall be received into this fellowship only after having been under watch- 
care of the association for one full year. Application for membership shall be made 
through the Credentials Committee. The Association Board shall have the authority to 
receive any church under watchcare upon recommendation of the Credentials Committee. 

(3) Baptist churches affiliated with and in fellowship with other Baptist associations 
may become affiliated with the association without coming under the watchcare, upon the 
recommendation of the Credentials Committee and the approval of the Association Board 
or the association. 

(4) The Association shall only have the authority to advise the churches touching all 
things pertaining to their interest, but shall in no case presume to direct or control them in 
reference to their government or internal policy. The association recognizes the complete 
autonomy of each affiliated church. Each church shall recognize the complete autonomy 
of the association. 

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(5) Whenever a church fails to be represented by letter at the annual meeting, or fails 
to show interest by financial support and attendance at associational meetings for two con- 
secutive years, or reportedly violates Section 2, (1 ) of this article, the moderator shall ask 
the Credentials Committee to confer with the church. If satisfactory reason is not given 
and there is not effort to keep alive their association with the cooperating churches, the 
Credentials Committee shall bring its findings to the association. The association, by 
majority vote of its messengers casting ballots, may then withdraw its fellowship. The 
association recognizes that any affiliated church has the right to withdraw its fellowship 
from the association but requests a church making such a decision to notify its intention 
in writing to the association. 

ARTICLE IV - MEETINGS 

Section 1. Officers: The officers of the association shall be the moderator, vice-mod- 
erator, clerk, treasurer, historian, parliamentarian, three trustees, and director of missions. 

Section 2, Departments: This association shall promote an aggressive program of 
teaching, training, evangelism, missions, and stewardship through the following depart- 
ments - Brotherhood, Discipleship Training, Evangelism. Library Services, Missions, 
Music, Pastoral Ministries, Senior Adults, Stewardship, Sunday School, Woman's 
Missionary Union, and Youth. The department directors shall be elected by the associa- 
tion in annual session. Vacancies occurring between annual sessions shall be filled by the 
Associational Board. 

Section 3. Associational Board. 

Section 4. Committees: There shall be the following committees - Executive 
Committee, Committee on Committees, Constitution and Bylaws, Credentials, Finance 
and Audit, Nominations, Ordination, Place and Preacher, Program, and Resolutions. 

Section 5. Employees: The director of missions and any other employee of the asso- 
ciation shall be charged with the responsibility of the promotion of the whole program, 
subject to the Association Board, and be elected by the Association Board or the associ- 
ation in annual meeting. 

Section 6. Representatives: Baptist Children's Homes, Baptist Foundation, Baptist 
Hospital, Baptist Retirement Homes, Biblical Recorder, and Christian Education. 

ARTICLE V - ORGANIZATION 

Section 1 . Officers: The officers of the association shall be the Moderator, Vice-mod- 
erator, Clerk, Treasurer, Historian, Parliamentarian, three (3) Trustees, and Director of 
Missions. 

Section 2. Departments: This association shall promote an aggressive program of 
teaching, training, evangelism, missions, and stewardship emphases through the follow- 
ing departments: Sunday School, Discipleship Training, Youth, Brotherhood, Music, 
Evangelism, Stewardship, Library Services, Woman's Missionary Union, Missions, and 
Pastoral Ministries. The department directors shall be elected by the association in annu- 
al session. Vacancies occurring between sessions shall be filled by the Associational 
Board. 

Section 3. Associational Board. 

Section 4. Committees: There shall be the following standing committees - (1) 
Executive, (2) Committee on Committees, (3) Nominating, (4) Finance and Audit, (5) 
Program, (6) Constitution and Bylaws, (7) Credentials, (8) Ordinations, (9) Place and 
Preacher, (10) Property and Grounds, and (11) Resolutions . 

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Section 5. Employees: The director of missions and any other employees of the asso- 
ciation shall be charged with the responsibility of the promotion of the whole program, 
subject to the authority of the Associational Board, and be elected by the Associational 
Board or the association in annual meeting. 

Section 6. Representatives: (1) Baptist Hospital, (2) Children's Homes, (3) Baptist 
Retirement Homes, (4) Christian Education, (5) Biblical Recorder, (6) and Baptist 
Foundation. 

ARTICLE VI - REVISION 

The association may amend or alter the constitution by a vote of two-thirds of the mes- 
sengers present at the annual meeting, provided that each proposed change or amendment 
be stated in writing on the first day of the session and be voted on the day following. Each 
proposed change or amendment must be printed in the Sandhills Baptist newsletter in the 
last issue before the annual meeting. 

ARTICLE VII - THE ASSOCIATIONAL YEAR 

The associational year shall begin on the first day of October and close on the thirtieth 
day of September of the following year. 

The work of this association shall be governed by the foregoing constitution and the 
following bylaws. 

Bylaws 

ARTICLE I- PROCEDURES 

The business of the association shall be conducted according to the latest edition of 
Robert's Rules of Order where not otherwise specified by this constitution or its bylaws. 

ARTICLE II - DUTIES OF OFFICERS 

Section 1. Moderator 

(a) Shall preside over the annual sessions of the association, all meetings of the 
Association Board, and see that order and decorum are observed. 

(b) Shall be ineligible to serve more than two consecutive one year terms. 

(c) Shall be an ex-officio member of all standing committees of the association. 
Section 2. Vice-moderator: Shall preside at the pleasure of the moderator or in the 
absence of the moderator and shall be the chairperson of the Executive Committee. 
Section 3. Clerk. 

(a) Shall keep an accurate record of the proceedings of the association. 

(b) Shall superintend the printing and distribution of the associational minutes. 

(c) Shall keep on file the printed minutes and other important documents belong- 
ing to the association. 

(d) Shall be paid an annual amount as set in the associational budget. 
Section 4. Treasurer. 

(a) Shall be responsible for the receipt and distribution of all monies. 

(b) Shall keep an accurate record of both receipts and distributions. 

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(c) Shall make comprehensive reports to the Associational Board at its regularly 
scheduled meetings and to the annual meeting of the association. 

Section 5. Historian: Shall collect information and put in some durable form the items 
of particular interest about each of the member churches and association. 

Section 6. Parliamentarian: Shall advise and assist the presiding officer of the associ- 
ation and the Associational Board with respect to all matters involving proper parliamen- 
tary procedure. 

Section 7. Trustees: Shall hold in trust any property, money endowed, or other securi- 
ties of the association; and shall handle all legal matters of the association under the direc- 
tion of the association or Association Board. 

Section 8. Director of Missions: 

(a) Search Committee: The Nominating Committee, as needed, shall recommend 
seven persons to the Associational Board who would serve as a director of missions search 
committee. 

(b) Conditions of employment: 

1) Shall be called on an indefinite basis. The relationship may be terminated 
by either the director of missions or the association with a thirty day notice. 

2) Shall have three weeks vacation with pay; the time will be determined in 
consultation with the Executive Committee. 

3) May be away from the association for three weeks for revivals and/or 
World Missions Conferences. These meetings will be scheduled in consul- 
tation with the Executive Committee. 

4) Will be limited to revivals in the association only so far as they do not con- 
flict with basic responsibilities. 

5) May serve any church in the association as interim pastor for a period not 
to exceed five Sundays, except when additional time is approved by the 
Executive Committee. At such a time, the church should contribute to the 
associational treasurer a reasonable remuneration for services. 

6) May serve as chaplain in one institution outside the association, but this 
work shall not unduly interfere with the responsibilities to the association. 

(c) Duties 

1) Shall respond within the limits of time and ability to the invitations of the 
churches for assistance in their congregational needs; work with associa- 
tional leaders in planning and initiating a program of work; encourage the 
cooperation of all the churches in the undertakings of the association; pro- 
mote missionary interest among the churches; enlist the churches in the 
support of those causes fostered by the Baptist State Convention. 

2) Shall give general oversight to the work of the association and, with the 
assistance of the Executive Committee, draw up an annual calendar of 
activities which shall be approved by the Associational Board. 

3) Shall give written quarterly reports to the Associational Board and an annu- 
al report to the association. 

4) Shall publish an attractive and informative newsletter and shall distribute it 
to pastors, Associational Board members, associational officers, and gen- 
eral church officers. 

5) Shall cultivate the friendship and goodwill of those churches not fully 
cooperating with the association in the hope that they may be led to coop- 
erate with us in carrying out the Great Commission. 



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6) Shall be alert to the needs of mission work in unchurched areas and shall 
conduct surveys, when deemed advisable, to ascertain these needs. When 
mission work is established, he shall see that it is initiated under the spon- 
sorship of a local affiliated church. 

7) Shall be an ex officio member of standing committees of the association. 

ARTICLE HI - DUTIES OF DEPARTMENT DIRECTORS 

Section 1. Brotherhood: 

(a) Shall promote the total Brotherhood program (Baptist Men and Royal 
Ambassadors) in the churches of the association through workshops, retreats, and rallies. 

(b) Shall give special emphasis to the enlistment of men and boys in support of the 
total program of the local church. 

(c) Shall select and appoint leaders necessary to facilitate this work. 

(d) Shall make quarterly reports to the Association Board and an annual report to 
the association. 

Section 2. Discipleship Training: 

(a) Shall study and seek to promote the Discipleship Training Program in the 
churches of the association. 

(b) Shall select and appoint leaders for each department. 

(c) Shall make quarterly reports to the Associational Board and an annual report to 
the association. 

Section 3. Evangelism: 

(a) Shall promote and encourage evangelism in the association through clinics, lay 
evangelism schools, retreats, and rallies. 

(b) Shall appoint a committee to assist in this work. 

(c) Shall make quarterly reports to the Associational Board and an annual report to 
the association. 

Section 4. Library Services: 

(a) Shall promote library services in the association through conferences and 
workshops, encouraging the churches to establish libraries with adequate books, audio- 
visual aid materials and equipment. 

(b) Shall provide assistance, when requested, to all churches in the association. 

(c) Shall make quarterly reports to the Associational Board and an annual report to 
the association. 

Section 5. Missions: 

(a) Shall lead the association in identifying and evaluating its mission needs and 
in planning and conducting its mission programs. 

(b) Shall help the churches commit themselves to the association mission program 
and to one another for accomplishing their work. 

(c) Shall work with the missions committees of the churches. 

(d) Shall select a committee from the association to give proper representation and 
perspective in helping perform the duties of this office. 

(e) Shall make quarterly reports to the Association Board and make an annual 
report to the association. 

Section 6. Music: 

(a) Shall seek to stimulate interest in good church music through workshops, 
music schools, and hymn sings in the member churches and in association- wide efforts. 



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(b) Shall plan with proper associational leaders and direct the music at all meet- 
ings of the association. 

(c) Shall select and appoint personnel necessary to discharge this responsibility. 

(d) Shall make quarterly reports to Association Board and an annual report to the 
association. 

Section 7. Pastoral Ministries: 

(a) Shall assist the churches in the development of pastoral ministries, deacon min- 
istries, vocational guidance, church administration services, and church weekday educa- 
tion. 

(b) Shall select personnel necessary to conduct this ministry. 

(c) Shall make regular reports to the Association Board and an annual report to the 
association. 

Section 8. Senior Adult: 

(a) Shall identify needs, promote programs, and utilize resources of senior adults 
in the association. 

(b) Shall select and enlist personnel necessary to facilitate this work. 

(c) Shall make quarterly reports to the Associational Board and an annual report to 
the association. 

Section 9. Stewardship: 

(a) Shall encourage Christian stewardship in the association through conferences, 
seminars, clinics, and stewardship revivals. 

(b) Shall select and appoint personnel necessary to carry on this work. 

(c) Shall make quarterly reports to the Associational Board and an annual report to 
the association. 

Section 10. Sunday School: 

(a) Shall study and seek to promote Sunday School, Vacation Bible School and 
Mid-winter Bible Study in the churches of the association. 

(b) Shall select and appoint personnel necessary to carry out this task. 

(c) Shall make quarterly reports to the Associational Board and an annual report to 
the association. 

Section 11. Woman's Missionary Union: 

(a) Shall promote the total Woman's Missionary Union program (Baptist Women, 
Baptist Young Women, Acteens, Girls in Action, and Mission Friends) in churches of the 
association through workshops, retreats, and rallies. 

(b) Shall give special emphasis to the enlistment of women, young women and 
girls in the support of the total program of the church. 

(c) Shall help in the selection and appointment of leaders necessary to facilitate the 
work. 

(d) Shall make quarterly reports to the Associational Board and an annual report to 
the association. 

Section 12. Youth: 

(a) Shall seek to promote youth work in the churches of the association through 
council meetings, rallies, and retreats. 

(b) Shall select and appoint leaders necessary to facilitate this work. 

(c) Shall make quarterly reports to the Association Board and an annual report to 
the association. 



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ARTICLE IV - COMPOSITION AND DUTIES 

OF THE 
ASSOCIATION BOARD AND COMMITTEES 

Section 1. The Association Board: 

(a) The active pastors of member churches and missions. 

(b) The officers of the association. 

(c) The chairpersons of each standing committee of the association. 

(d) Three members elected by each church with the request that at least two mem- 
bers are, or have been, officers or elected leaders of that church. 

(e) The president, vice-president, and secretary of the associational youth council. 

(f) The Association Board shall act for the association in the interim between its 
annual sessions. Its duties shall be to carry out the policies and the will of the association. 
No action shall be taken by the Association Board contravening the will of the associa- 
tion, nor shall it initiate any new policy or practice binding the association, unless so 
directed. However, in an emergency, it may take such actions as it deems necessary, but 
such action shall be submitted to the next meeting of the association for final disposition. 
It shall make a full and complete report of its activities at the annual session. The officers 
of the association shall be the officers of the Association Board. A quorum shall be repre- 
sentatives of a majority of the member churches. Churches shall be allowed to elect two 
alternates who will attend and vote in the absence of regular Association Board members. 
This Board shall determine the time and places of its meetings not later than December 31 
for the ensuing year, and this information shall be published in the associational calendar. 

Section 2. The Executive Committee: moderator, vice-moderator, clerk, treasurer, par- 
liamentarian, direction of missions, department directors, chairperson of the Finance 
Committee, Baptist State Convention General Board Representative, and presidents of the 
associational youth council, and ministers' conference. The vice-moderator shall serve as 
chairperson of this committee. It shall be the duty of this committee, cooperating with the 
director of missions, to devise ways and means, recommend measures and initiate action 
implementing promotion and missionary expansion within bounds of the association. 

Section 3. The Committee of Committees: Shall consist of five members who will 
nominate the members of the various standing committees and present them for election 
at the annual meeting of the association. One member of the committee shall carry over 
each year to the new Committee on Committees with the provision that no member serve 
more than two consecutive years. 

Section 4. The Nominating Committee: Shall consist of five members who present at 
the annual meeting a list of nominations for association offices, department directors. 
Baptist State Convention agency representatives, and as needed, recommend to the 
Association Board seven members to serve as a Director of Missions Search Committee. 

Section 5. The Finance and Audit Committee: Shall be composed of seven members, 
including the treasurer and representing at least six different churches of the association, 
chosen so as to embrace reasonably the various geographical areas of the association. No 
member, exclusive of the treasurer, shall serve, nor any church be represented, more than 
two consecutive years. No more than four members of this committee shall be replaced 
during the associational year. It shall be the duty of the committee to draw up and submit 
the annual association budget to the Association Board for approval prior to the presenta- 
tion at the annual meeting. Further, this body shall supervise the raising of funds to meet 
the budget and other miscellaneous needs. It shall make or cause to be made, an annual 
audit of the receipts and disbursements of all funds of the association and make a com- 
prehensive report to the association at the annual meeting. 

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Section 6. The Committee on Place and Preacher: Consisting of three members, shall 
recommend to the association in annual session, the place or places of the next meeting, 
and the preacher and alternate preacher for the annual sermon. 

Section 7. The Program Committee: Shall consist of three members who shall plan 
well the program for the annual meeting. Copies of the program shall be distributed to the 
messengers and visitors at the annual meeting. 

Section 8. The Constitution and Bylaws Committee: Shall consist of the following 
four members - moderator, vice-moderator, director of missions, and one member at large, 
who shall serve as chairperson of the committee. This committee shall be nominated by 
the Committee on Committees and elected by the association. Its duties shall be to pre- 
pare and recommend changes, amendments or additions to the Constitution and Bylaws 
as may be necessary to serve better the purposes of the association. 

Section 9. The Credentials Committee: Shall be composed of three members who shall 
review all applications from churches for membership in the association. This committee 
shall make a thorough investigation of the petitioning churches as to doctrine, practices, 
and cooperation with the Baptist program. A formal statement of its findings, along with 
a recommendation, shall be submitted to association in annual session or to the 
Association Board as provided in Article III, Section 2, of the constitution. This commit- 
tee may be called upon by the moderator to serve as set forth in Article III, Section 2 (5) 
of the constitution. 

Section 10. The Committee on Ordination: This committee shall consist of a chair- 
person who is elected by the association and all the pastors in the association. The com- 
mittee shall examine the candidates who come before it, as to their call and fitness for the 
gospel ministry, and shall make such recommendations as it feels led to the church 
requesting ordination for the candidate. The committee shall help plan and arrange for 
proper services of ordination when such assistance is requested. 

Section 1 1 . The Committee on Resolutions: Shall consist of three members who will 
prepare and present to the association suitable resolutions of appreciation and expression 
of sentiments on any matter chosen by the committee or referred by the association. 

Section 12. The Building and Grounds committee: Shall be composed of five persons. 
The committee shall inspect the associational properties periodically and assist in main- 
taining an inventory of equipment, develop and maintain maintenance policies and pro- 
cedures; develop and recommend an adequate insurance plan to protect all buildings and 
properties; recommend cost of maintenance care of the property to the budget committee; 
assist in determining and administering parking space; promote the conservation of ener- 
gy and other natural resources used in the operation of association properties; and make 
certain that the grounds are kept clean and in good repair and that trees, shrubs, and grass 
are healthy, properly nourished, and trimmed. 

ARTICLE V - REVISION OF BYLAWS 

The association may amend or alter the by laws by a vote of two-thirds of messengers 
present at an annual meeting, provided that each change or amendment is submitted in 
writing on the first day of the session for vote on the following day. Each proposed change 
or amendment must be printed in the association newsletter in the last issue before the 
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V. Proceedings 

of the 

Forty-seventh Annual Session 

EMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH 
OCTOBER 21, 1996 

1. Registration began at 6:30pm with the host church registering messengers and 
guests. Mrs. Betty Taylor, pianist at Emmanuel church, was pianist for the session. 
Moderator Ed Johnson called the forty seventh session to order at 7:00pm. Rev. James 
Cagle, pastor at Cornerstone church, gave the devotion on Matthew 19:29-30, and quotes 
from Charles Sheldon's book, "In His Steps." The theme of his devotion was "What 
Would Jesus Do?" The host pastor, Rev. Eugene Ussery, extended a warm welcome to 
everyone. Mrs. Sandi Ward, association music director, led in singing the hymn, "We're 
Marching to Zion." Two special music selections were presented by the Emmanuel 
church, which was a great blessing to all. 

2. On behalf of the Program Committee, Rev. Larry Wells moved that the order of 
service for the forty-seventh session be accepted as printed and as changes were needed. 
The moderator recognized and welcomed all the messengers and visitors. The director of 
Missions, Dr. J. Billy Graham, recognized the new ministers who came during the year to 
the association: Rev. James Cagle, Cornerstone Church, and Rev. Gene Booker, interim 
pastor, Unity Grove. Also Dr. Graham recognized, honored and presented a plaque to Rev. 
Bennie Maness, pastor of Calvary church, for serving faithfully 60 years in pastoral min- 
istry. On behalf of the Credentials Committee and in the absence of the chairman, Rev. 
Max Gilmore, the director of missions stated that the Cornerstone Church was voted into 
full membership at the September Board meeting. The Cornerstone messengers stood and 
were warmly welcomed into full membership in the association. 

3. The clerk, Dewitt Purvis, gave the Clerk's Report and Digest of Church Letters. 
There was an increase in almost every category. Total members, receipts, gifts to mis- 
sions and to the Cooperative Program, increased over 1995. Appreciation is expressed to 
all Church Clerks for their help in preparing the 1996 Church Profile. 

4. Dr. Wayne Adams gave the treasurer's report, which was adopted as presented. 
Dr. Adams thanked the churches for their continuing strong support and encouraged more 
contributions to complete payments on the building fund. Becky Gilmore, chairperson of 
the Finance and Budget Committee, moved the adoption of the proposed 1996-97 bud- 
get, which had been presented for information in May and had been recommended to the 
association for approval at the September Board meeting. The budget was unanimously 
adopted by standing vote. 

5. Dr. J. Billy Graham presented the director of missions report, thanking the asso- 
ciational leaders for all their leadership and help and for the prayers and support of all the 
churches. Dr. Graham encouraged participation in the partnership opportunities, stating 
that a new 5 year partnership was now beginning with South Africa. "Start Something 
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6. During the miscellaneous business period. Rev. Don Ballenger, a member of the 
Board of Ministers at Campbell University, presented an informative report on behalf of 
the university. The university is now the largest Baptist University in the world, with over 
6,000 students, representing all 50 states and over 40 countries. A new divinity school was 
established in 1996. Mr. Steven Gilmore presented the report for the Committee on 
Committees which was adopted as given. 

7. Mrs. Deanna Stockwell, with the assistance of Evelyn Ballenger, Helen Hays, 
Virginia Oliver, Viola Bowlin, Nancy Upchurch, gave an informative WMU report. With 
everyone holding hands, the director of missions led in a prayer of commitment. 

8. Mr. Charles English presented the Brotherhood Report, telling of many things 
that Baptist men and boys are doing in missions, reporting on an increase in the Angel 
Tree ministry, involvement in partnership missions, and challenging us to start ministries 
of disaster relief and handy man help to needy persons. 

9. Rev. Don Ballenger gave the evangelism report, informing us of the many min- 
istries of the state convention and how people are being saved through these ministries. 
He encouraged us to use opportunities to train our people to witness. 

10. In the absence of Curtis Bettini, Dewitt Purvis gave the report for the Property 
and Grounds Committee. Mr. Purvis reported that all the goals for landscaping, paving, 
constructing the utility building had been met. Churches and individuals were thanked for 
their contributions and help. The balance due to pay for the complete project is almost 
$10,000. He announced that Mr. John Shields gave a memorial gift in honor of his moth- 
er, Mrs. Margaret Shields, which is being used as a living memorial to start an endowment 
fund of $40,000 plus. Others are invited to contribute to the fund of which the principal 
will be used for maintenance and upkeep of the property and grounds. 

11. Sandi Ward led in singing the chorus, 'This Joy That I Have." Then we were 
blessed by special music given by Doris Waddell, Steven Gilmore and Cheryl Gilmore. 

12. The session was closed with an inspiring, informative presentation on partner- 
ship missions by the following: Charles English, Brazil; Dr. Phil Ward and Mrs. Mary 
McCollough, Ukraine; and Dr. J. Billy Graham, South Africa. Several persons have been 
involved in partnership missions and are available to speak at churches. 

13. The total attendance for the evening session was 131 . Rev. David Reynold gave 
instructions on how to get to Middle Cross Baptist Church and led in the closing prayer 
and benediction. 

MIDDLE CROSS BAPTIST CHURCH 
October 22, 1996 

AFTERNOON SESSION 

1 . Registration for the afternoon session started at 3:30 pm and the call to order was 
at 4:00 pm by Moderator Ed Johnson. Mrs. Gaye Saunders for the session. Sandi Ward led 
in singing the hymn, "Redeemed, How I Love to Proclaim It." The devotion was given by 
Rev. Sandy Yow from John 9 on the theme of witnessing. The host pastor, Rev. David 
Reynolds, extended a warm welcome to all. Mrs. Jane Rogers, Rev. Jesse Mansfield, Rev. 
Archie Stevens, Mr. Dave Schuchard, and Rev. Gary Bodford were not present to give 
their reports, but their reports were in the Book of Reports. 

2. Rev. Steven Burrow gave the Sunday School report. He announced that the 
ASSISTeam was available to assist the churches in Sunday School work. 

3. Mrs. Sandi Ward presented the reports for youth and music. During the coming 
year there will be area singing by groups of churches. 

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4. Rev. John Stone gave the North Carolina General Board report, stating that he 
enjoyed representing convention social institutions (Baptist Hospital, Baptist Children's 
Homes, and Homes for the Aging), with his council visiting the various institutions dur- 
ing their meetings. The September meeting was held after the hurricane Fran struck; more 
than 10 feeding stations provided food the victims of the hurricane. 

5. Dr. Fred McGehee, director, Minister Support, Baptist State Convention, spoke 
on ways that the convention assisted in support of the pastors and staff of our state. Mrs. 
Sandi Ward introduced Mr. Neal Eller, who for the first time since he had become direc- 
tor, Baptist Music Department, Baptist State Convention, spoke on the many music min- 
istries of the convention and some of the dreams he holds. Mr. Eller closed his report with 
a beautiful solo, "Give Us a Vision." Our convention "Care Person," Rev. Joe Clontz, 
director of Volunteer Students Ministries, Baptist State Convention, was recognized. 

6. Mr. Neal Eller, accompanied by Mrs. Sandi Ward, led in singing the old hymn, 
"Blessed Assurance." In the absence of Rev. Richard Hayes who was in the hospital, the 
moderator read the passage, John 14: 1-6 and the list of the beloved deceased, called for a 
moment of silent prayer and led in a prayer, giving thanks for their lives and blessing to 
us and the churches. Mr. Sammy Myrick of Pine Grove church blessed us in singing, "I'll 
be Back." 

7. Rev. David Reynolds preached the annual sermon from John 13 on servanthood. 
David's four points are as follows: (1) A willingness to serve; (2) A willingness to 
renounce self; (3) A relationship with Christ; and (4) Allow God to be the Lord of my life. 
Mr. Neal Eller led in the invitation hymn, "Jesus is Lord of All." 

8. Following the prayer of blessing by Rev. Charlie Taylor, the host church served 
a delicious meal of chicken, barbeque, vegetables and dessert, which was catered by 
Jordan's Catering Service. The variety of delicious desserts and favors on the table were 
prepared and served by the ladies of Middle Cross Church. 

9. The evening session was begun with a prelude by Mrs. Gaye Saunders. Mrs. 
Sandi Ward led in singing the hymn, "Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus." Mrs. Carol Sim- 
mons of Robbins blessed us in giving the devotion by way of a chalk talk, reading from 
John 19, and drawing a picture of three crosses with music in the background, and telling 
us of Christ's crucifixion in word and song. Special music was given by the Middle Cross 
trio: "I Can't Walk Without You Holding My Head" and "He Still Lives." 

10. Rev. Ernest Ferrell was on vacation and was not present for his report. The 
Nominations Committee report was adopted by acclamation as presented by Mr. Glenn 
Crissman. 

11 . Rev. Charlie Taylor gave the stewardship report, expressing appreciation for sup- 
port of the workshop in May. 

12. Rev. Ed Johnson encouraged participation in the program of Seminary 
Extension. 

13. The Place and Preacher report was adopted as presented by Rev. Eugene Ussery. 
The annual meeting in 1997 will be held at Unity Grove and Ephesus; and the meeting in 
1998 will be held at Cornerstone, October 19 and at Beulah Hill, October 20. Dr. Greg 
Poplin will preach the annual sermon in 1997. 

14. The Resolutions report was given by Rev. Charles Lassister, expressing appreci- 
ation for our host churches, our officers and leaders, and all who participated in the pro- 
gram. The report was adopted as presented. 



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1 5 . The director of missions gave the following recognitions: ( 1 ) Appreciation for our 
officers and leaders, our faithful clerk, Dewitt Purvis, and moderator, Rev. Ed Johnson, (2) 
Our host churches for their gracious hospitality and the host pastors, and for the progress 
of Cornerstone Church, newest member of the association, (3) Association Secretary, Mrs. 
Delia Gray, for all her excellent work, (4) Mrs. Anne Graham for her personal support and 
encouragement. 

16. Rev. David Helms gave a challenging charge to the new associational officers, 
encouraging them to be faithful in serving the association and our Lord in the coming 
year. Rev. Helms led in the prayer of dedication. 

17. We were blessed with special music, a medley of songs, by Mrs. Judy Strother 
of Ashley Heights Church, accompanied by Mrs. Amy Ivey, music director. Dr. J. Billy 
Graham introduced Rev. Lamar Tribble who brought the closing missionary message on 
the subject, "I Am a Debtor." Rev. and Mrs. Tribble recently retired from Bolivia and 
Chile after 32 years of faithful service. 

18. Mr. Neal Eller, accompanied by Mrs. Sandi Ward at the piano, led in singing 
"God the Father of Your People/' An invitation to accept Christ and to deeper commit- 
ment to Christ was extended by the moderator. 

19. Total attendance for the Tuesday sessions was 127 people. The moderator 
adjourned the meeting, calling upon Rev. Charles Lassister of Pineywood Church to lead 
in the closing prayer and benediction. 



VI. Officers' Reports 

1. Annual Treasurer's Report 

October 1, 1995 - September 30, 1996 



Received From Churches 




Aberdeen 


5,500.00 


Ashley Heights 


4,415.01 


Beaver Creek 


1,738.43 


Bethlehem 


2,245.27 


Beulah Hill 


2,000.00 


Calvary 


1,100.00 


Cameron 


2,797.92 


Carthage First 


3,761.96 


Ephesus 


3,166.70 


Emmanuel 


300.00 


Fairview 


600.00 


Faith 


50.00 


Flint Hill 


0.00 


Ives Memorial 


3,034.22 


Lemon Springs 


2,525.00 


Middle Cross 


600.00 


New Freedom 


263.67 


New Home 


550.00 


Pine Grove 


300.00 


Pinewood 


200.00 



Pleasant Hill 


2,822.58 


Red Branch 


2,000.00 


Robbins 


6,455.00 


Southern Pines 


9,561.31 


Taylor Memorial 


1,075.00 


Unity Grove 


600.00 


Vass 


1,150.00 


Victory 


2,611.14 


West End 


600.00 


Interest 


163.24 


Minutes 


906.00 


World Missions Conf. 


1,565.85 


Refund 


78.00 


BSC Insurance 


560.12 


Graham Gift 


330.00 


Misc. Refund 


340.28 


Senior Adult 


970.00 


Building Fund 


7,988.35 


Total Receipts 


$74,925.05 



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Balance, 10-1-95 


$32,656.75 


Receipts 


74,925.05 




$107,581.80 


Disbursements 


103,201.79 


Balance, 9-30-96 


$4,380.91 


Disbursements 




Education and Promotion 




Sunday School 


409.49 


Vacation Bible School 


185.97 


Baptist Men 


171.79 


RA 


330.50 


WMU 


1,022.48 


Music 


119.85 


Evangelism 


50.00 


Library Services 


50.00 


Senior Adult 


117.00 


Pastoral Ministries 


80.17 


Annual Meeting 


233.53 


Leadership Training 


152.76 


Contingencies 


25.34 


Convention, DOM 


800.00 


Office and Administration 




Telephone 


714.38 


Postage 


1,491.34 


Office Supplies 


535.21 



Office Insurance 


1,192.00 


Office Utilities 


2,847.80 


Maint. of Equipment 


438.78 


Clerk 


150.00 


Secretary 


1,595.76 


FICA 


260.70 


Compensation for DOM 




Compensation 


35,777.16 


Insurance 


5,137.26 


Retirement 


6,549.72 


Total Budget 


$60,438.99 


Special Funds 


14,393.16 


Building Fund 


28,369.64 


Total Expenditures 


$103,201.79 


Budget Balance 


$11,637.22 


Building Fund Balance 


$(-9,681.05) 


New Work 


$2,423.84 


Centura Bank CD, 




(Equip. Fd. 9-27-96) 


$1,139.37 



*The financial records were examined by the Finance and Audit committee chairperson 
and found to be in good order. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Wayne Adams, Treasurer 



2. Clerk's Report and Digest of Letters 

We want to thank all church clerks for completing the 1996 church profile and for using 
the disk to record the information at the association. We also want to thank Rev. Ed 
Johnson for serving as our computer consultant. Nearly every church used this electronic 
technology. The use of the computer has made our records more accurate and efficient. 
We will be able to complete the Digest of Letters and prepare the materials for the 1996 
Annual and send all our records to the Baptist Sunday School Board on a master disk. 

In 1995-96 the Association Board and the Association Executive committee met three 
times, in January, May, and September. There was good representation from the churches 
at the meetings. Reports were given and business of the association was transacted. The 
association calendar was adopted at the May Board meeting and the proposed budget for 
the next year was presented for information. Cornerstone Baptist Church was received 
into full membership of the association at the September Board meeting. New Freedom 



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Baptist mission moved to a new location, the Gun Club section of Pinehurst, after one year 
of meeting in the Association Center. 

Presently, the association has in affiliation a total of 29 churches and 1 mission. The 
churches are located in 4 counties - Moore, Lee, Hoke, and Harnett counties - with most 
churches in Moore County. The church letters indicate that the churches increased in cat- 
egories , including membership, Sunday School, Discipleship Training, Music, Brother- 
hood, WMU, Total Receipts, Cooperative Program, Association Missions, and Total SBC 
Expenditures. In 1995 with the SBC "Here's Hope" revivals, we had 220 baptisms; this 
year the number of baptisms was 193. To God be the glory for all this is done! 

The 1995-96 statistical information is given in the digest of letters (See tables). 

Respectfully Submitted, 
Dewitt Purvis, Clerk 

3. Director of Missions Report 

Our association exists for the purpose of ministry and missions in our setting. We seek 
to be an association that is on the cutting edge of ministry. I encourage us to be the best 
association that we can be, always seeking to be growing, developing, caring, teaching, 
training, witnessing, and serving. 

Let us join in thanking our unselfish, dedicated leaders who serve us in so many ways! 
Without them, we would be limited in what we do. Encourage them, support them, and 
take advantage of the leadership and resources that they provide. 

Through our Property and Grounds Committee, Curt Bettini, chairman, we were able 
to complete our parking and driveway paving, landscaping, including a beautiful fountain, 
and construct a very nice storage and utility building. Thanks to each church and individ- 
ual that assisted in any way with this project! 

Part of my ministry is working with pastors and lay leaders in an effort to strengthen 
our churches. Two of our churches are now in interims, searching for pastors: Pleasant 
Hill with Rev. Robert Denton serving as interim pastor and Unity Grove with Rev. Gene 
Booker coming in October to serve as interim pastor. We are deeply grateful to Rev. Hayes 
Ritter for his eight good years of pastoral ministry at Unity Grove; at another time, Rev. 
Hayes served Unity Grove for five years. Some of the churches have been able to con- 
struct new buildings and make improvements to facilities. New Home Church is building 
a new sanctuary. Beaver Creek and Ephesus churches have made improvements to their 
sanctuaries. Unity Grove is building a new fellowship hall with a kitchen. Victory com- 
pleted the final payment on their sanctuary, paying off a $95,000 plus debt on a 15 year 
loan in 2 years. Rev. Bennie Maness celebrated 60 years of pastoral ministry and contin- 
ues to "keep on keeping on serving the Lord" as pastor. Southern Pines is seeking to call 
a minister of youth to help with an increasing ministry. 

We are seeking to do missions locally and overseas. Ives Memorial is doing a good job 
as mother church for the New Freedom Mission, under the capable leadership of Rev. 
Gary Greene. This mission met for one year in the association center and moved in July 
to the Educare Center in the Gun Club section of Pinehurst. We still are sending teams to 
countries where we have partnership relationships. Partnership mission trips were made 
by Dr. Phillip Ward and Mary McCollough to Ukraine, Charles English, Percy Flowers, 
and Rick Gehl to Brazil, and J. Billy Graham to South Africa. The South Africa partner- 
ship is for 5 years. We hope to have another team for South Africa to do construction, 
evangelism, deacon training, and pastoral leadership training. Increasingly, more people 
from our churches are involved in volunteer missions, locally and overseas. 

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I am hoping that we can be involved in ministries to nursing homes, jails and prisons, 
schools, starting new work and helping other ways with the Hispanics, seeking ways to 
have Bible classes and ministry to the retirement communities in our area, helping with 
Habitat for Humanity projects and supporting local coalition needs, and conducting 
Backyard Bible clubs and starting '"something new" where the need exists. A booklet, 
"Starting Something New," has been given to each pastor in our association. From this lit- 
tle resource there are a lot of ideas on starting some new mission projects, according to 
the need in your area. 

Anne and I are grateful to God and to you for the privilege of serving with you in asso- 
ciational ministries. On September 1 , we began our 18th year. Thank you for your prayers 
and strong support. 

Respectfully submitted, 
J. Billy Graham, Director of Missions 



4. General Board Report 

Your General Board meets three times a year, in January, May, and September, to carry 
out the work authorized and directed by the annual sessions of our Baptist State 
Convention of North Carolina. That is a heavy task and the Board is assigned to the var- 
ious departments and councils to carry out that task. 

My own area is the Council on Christian Social Services, which consists of our N.C. 
Baptist Children's Homes, our Baptist Hospital, and our Baptist Retirement Homes. We 
have been holding our Tuesday afternoon meetings "on site," by traveling to one of the 
institutions and touring the facility to see first hand what is being done. That is an inspir- 
ing and pleasing experience and we should continue to support the ministries of our insti- 
tutions. 

The most exciting topic at our recent September meeting was the "Baptist Response" 
to Hurricane Fran. Thousands of Baptist Men and Baptist Women reported to eight recov- 
ery and cleaning stations, from Raleigh to Wilmington. Over 500,000 meals were served 
at ten Feeding Sites. An excellent video is available that tells this wonderful story. Phone 
1-800-395-5 102,ext. 322. 

Another exciting event was the promotion state-wide of our Cameron Home 
Therapeutic Camp on Channel 4 Public Television. Bill Friday developed this program 
because of his own personal interest in Cameron Home, since he is now a Trustee for our 
Baptist Children's Homes of N. C. 

Respectfully submitted, 
John Stone, Chairman 



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VII. Department Directors' Reports 

1. Brotherhood Report 

This year we started out overseas at Barra Bonita, Brazil, building a chapel. We were 
not able to attend the annual meetings. Everything went well with Mr. Percy Flowers of 
Red Branch and Mr. Rick Gehl of Southern Pines First on our trip. Our mission was 
accomplished and the chapel now has 70 members. 

A new ministry has been started much like our NCBM medical bus, however this is a 
boat! The boat will travel up and down the river administering and ministering to 1 mil- 
lion people. There is also a full time evangelist as part of the team. Please pray that this 
will be completed, and if you are interested in helping with the construction or support of 
this project, please contact me. 

I attended the NCBM quarterly meeting in March on my way to Mullins, West Va., 
where I was able to fill in as interim pastor following Rev. Jim Harris' death. They now 
have a full time pastor and have baptized 8 people. Praise the Lord! The NCBM conven- 
tion was postponed because of snow and was held later in May. The convention elected 
many new directors and a new ministry was opened to the country of South Africa. 
NCBM are now going to the Ukraine, Romania, Germany, India, and Brazil. Our annual 
'Tracks on Missions" had a good turn out of about 1 10 people of various ages and J. Billy 
served hot dogs and chips to all present. If your church is not participating in this program, 
you are missing out on a very good opportunity to bring young people to the mission field. 
Missions are the purpose!! 

This year we were blessed to have Rev. Richard Brunson, the state director of Baptist 
Men, to be our speaker at the annual Baptist Men RA meeting. Rev. Brunson's message 
was "Serving in the Community of God to Help Others to Come to Christ". Watermelons 
were eaten again; thanks to Greg Poplin for growing them. Our RA and Baptist Men train- 
ing sessions are well attended but we are always looking for more good men to join the 
cause. A phone call is all you need to get started in your church. I am remaining as Region 
4 overseas volunteer coordinator and I am always available to help your church get 
involved with overseas missions. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Charles English, Director 



2. Discipleship Training Report 

A vital part of the Great Commission is "making disciples." The discipleship training 
program in a church is important to the discipling of our members and equipping them to 
walk a more deeply devoted life with Christ. There is a graded series of materials avail- 
able through the Sunday School that can be used by your church to help in discipling your 
people. There also is an excellent selection of resource materials that you can choose from 
to help in special training sessions. Materials for new members such as the Survival Kit 
and other resources are available to train these new Christians or people from other 
denominations who are unfamiliar with Baptist beliefs and practices. Spiritual renewal 
studies, such as "Experiencing God," by Henry Blackaby and the new series on "The 

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Mind of Christ" is highly recommended for small group Bible study in your church. 
Consider preparing some leaders to work with your children and youth in Bible drills and 
speakers tournaments. Training is important to the development of the individual Christian 
and to the equipping of the strong church member. Your association and state convention 
are available to help you. The state convention toll free number is 1-800-395-5102, ext. 
209. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Dave Schuchard, Director 



3. Evangelism Report 

Total reported baptisms in North Carolina Southern Baptist churches in 1995: 25,220. 
This is a 2.8% increase over 1994. 

At Caswell Youth Evangelism weeks 191 young people made professions of faith, 289 
rededicated their lives, and 86 surrendered to full-time Christian service. 

29,900 attended Super Summer at Carowinds. 239 made professions of faith. 

Our evangelism emphasis for the next four years will be Celebrate Jesus 2000 to ful- 
fill our Bold Mission Thrust goals to reach our nation with the gospel. One half of 
North Carolina's people are unchurched. We want to remedy this. 

Want to learn to share your faith naturally? Read People Sharing Jesus , by Darrell 
Robinson of the Home Mission Board. 

Respectfully Submitted, 
Don Ballenger, Director 



4. Library Media Report 

A church media library survey sheet was sent to each church library director to com- 
plete to determine the status of the library/media in each church within the Sandhills 
Baptist Association. 

On February 24, 1996 a workshop on collecting, preserving, and recording church his- 
tory was held at Aberdeen First Baptist Church. John Woodward, Director, North Carolina 
Baptist History Collection at the Z. Smith Reynolds Library at Wake Forest University, 
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, conducted the workshop. Fourteen people, representing 
six churches, attended this workshop. Don and Mary McCluskey served as host and host- 
ess. 

The workshop emphasized that the clerk, secretary, librarian, and historian of each church 
work together to maintain the documentation of the history of each church. Numerous 
resources from the State Baptist Convention are available to assist in the collecting and 
documentation of church history. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Jane Rogers, Director 



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5. Missions Report 

(Mat 28: 19-20 KJV) Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the 
name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe 
all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto 
the end of the world. Amen. 

Without any doubt the mission of the church is to carry out the great commission. Acts 
1:8 talks about beginning at Jerusalem. As we look at the world and recognize that we 
have a responsibility to carry the Gospel to the ends of the earth, we also see in that same 
commission that we are to begin at home. 

We are continuing to do missions here at home - in our association, we seek to become 
more and more involved in local mission opportunities. In our last report we suggested 
some needs that we are attempting to address. We are always looking for places to begin 
new missions and churches. 

I am happy to report that Cornerstone and New Freedom are the two newest churches 
and they are both doing well. 

We would like to start a new work that would target the "resort community." We have 
made a number of attempts to find the right person for this task, but to this date this has 
not become a reality. We are working with the Baptist State Convention and the Home 
Mission Board on this project. This would probably be a non-traditional church. It would 
perhaps meet at some time other than the 1 1 :00 a.m. hour on Sunday morning. Please con- 
tinue to pray with us about such a work. 

We are continuing to explore other possibilities in rest homes, jails, mobile home parks, 
with the Hispanic communities and others. We are open for suggestions from any person 
in our association. Please contact us with your ideas. We stand in need of your prayers 
and suggestions. 

Respectfully submitted 
Ernest H. Ferrell, Director 



6. Music Report 

On Your Mark: Key Leadership, Carthage FBC - held in August : Choir Directors 
were encouraged to attend this annual meeting. Six directors attending learned about 1996 
state and local upcoming music events; they also shared questions and ideas regarding 
their own church music program. 

Get Ready: Training offered at Caraway. Ridgecrest. or Caswell : Scholarships for 
$25/person were/are available for persons for receiving training. These scholarships were 
established to encourage leaders to attend training events. The Music Leader Training 
Retreat held in September and October at Caraway, plus Equipping Today's Church at 
Ridgecrest are well worth leaders' time. Ideas, skills, resources, excellent facilitators and 
fellowship make these "overnite get-always" invaluable spring boards for our church 
music programs. 

Go: Programs offered this year for encouragement and edification : Annual meeting, 
October - Ives Memorial & Pine Grove. . . Thank you, host church choirs and accompa- 
nists, Jean Knight, Jerry Armstrong and Sandi Ward for providing special music for our 
sessions. Annual meeting is a great way to involve many of our musicians. 

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"Soup and Sandwich Swap," January - Representatives from eight churches met at 
the Association Resource Center and enjoyed food, fellowship and swapping ideas. The 
encouragement and resources we received from this time together warranted repeating it 
in 1997 - January 9. 

Fourth Annual Music Workshop - March, held at Ephesus Baptist. David Thomas, 
minister of music from FBC, Asheboro taught Simply A Cappella and More Gospel Songs 
You Can Sing All Year as he worked with our choir members. Rita White, organist, also 
from FBC Asheboro, met with our accompanists, encouraging and challenging them to 
play with all your heart as unto the Lord. 

Association Praise Sing, for Ensembles and Small Groups - May, hosted by Aberdeen 
FBC. Our third annual "choir sing" targeted small groups this year. In a service of wor- 
ship and praise, music was presented by Aberdeen, Ashley Heights, Beulah Hill, 
Cameron, Ives Memorial, Pine Grove, Robbins, and Southern Pines. 

Thirty churches make up the Sandhills Baptist Association. During the past four years 
that I have been association leader, most churches have participated in our events, at one 
point or another. My hope is that all of the churches will seek and find something that is 
valuable in our efforts, whether it be in the training we encourage, the fellowship and 
praise times we organize, or the communication we share to show our support of one 
another. The following events have been scheduled for 1996-97 to encourage and edify 
your church's ministry of music: 

October 3-4, Music Leader Training Retreat, Caraway 

21-22, Sandhills Annual Meeting 
November 17: Area Holiday Choir Sing to be hosted at Ives Memorial 

Choirs from our Cameron and Sanford area churches to provide program. 
January 9, Soup & Sandwich Swap II, to be held at Resource/ Training Ctr., 

Carthage 
March 9, Area Easter Choir Sing, to be hosted at Ives Memorial 

Choirs from the southern Moore churches to provide program. 
May 4, Area Choir Sing, to be hosted at Fairview 

Choirs from the northern/middle area of association to provide program. 
Late June - possible Children's Choir Camp 

Respectfully submitted, 
Sandi Ward, Director 



7. Pastoral Ministries Report 

The association seeks to help provide support and encouragement to ministers and dea- 
cons and other layleaders. The pastoral ministries department desires to make resources 
and leadership events available to make it possible for our people to get the help that is 
needed. Through the ministers conference we have been able to schedule some seminars 
and invite ministers from other associations and the community to participate. We were 
able to have two 3 hour seminars with the assistance of the Minister Support Department 
of the Baptist State Convention: a workshop on "The Pastor and the Single Staff Church" 
and another workshop to help the minister equip the laypersons to be on more effective 
ministry. Dr. Fred McGehee helped in securing competent leaders for these seminars. Dr. 
McGehee led the annual deacon training conference in November. 

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Dr. McGehee has agreed to come back and lead the deacon conference on November 
26, 1996. We invite our ministers, deacons, and lay leaders to contact me or the associa- 
tional director regarding training in pastoral and leadership skills and resources. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Jesse Mansfield, Director 



8. Senior Adult Report 

This past year has been a great year for senior adults in our association. Our annual 
banquet was held at Bethlehem Baptist Church where Maurice Cooper brought us a chal- 
lenging message of being all you can be for as long as you can be in the Lord's service. 
On October 4-12, a group a group of eight went on a mission trip to New Orleans, LA. 
More trips are planned for the next year of this type; one in the spring and one in the fall. 

Next year our senior adult banquet will be on Monday, April 28, 1997. David Moore 
will be our main speaker. Please note that this is not the first Monday in May as has been 
our custom for the past few years. So mark your calendars now so that you won't miss a 
minute of the fun. 

I look forward to working with the senior adults of the Sandhills Baptist Association in 
the coming year. If you have any suggestions as to events or activities that you would like 
to have us do, just let me know. I'm always looking for exciting things to do with some 
of God's most beautiful creations, senior adults. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Archie Stevens 



9. Stewardship Report 

Several changes were made this year in the area of stewardship. This was my first year 
as the stewardship director for the association. I would like to thank you for your cooper- 
ation and support. I would especially like to thank Dr. J. Billy Graham for his support, 
assistance, and direction. 

There is no longer a stewardship department at the state level. Stewardship has been 
incorporated into the department of Laity Leadership Development. Rev. Ken Batts still 
leads the stewardship ministry of this department. Dr. Graham and I met with Ken Batts 
on January 11 to discuss our annual associational stewardship workshop and how the 
changes at the state level would effect it. Rev. Batts expressed that there was a great 
desire on the part of the state convention to hear our concerns. He offered nine areas thai 
could be taught at the workshop. Dr. Graham and I then contacted the leaders in each 
church through a survey to determine the areas that would be of most benefit to our 
churches. The response to the survey was positive. We heard from most churches in the 
association. As a result of the survey, a workshop was scheduled at Russell's Seafood 
House on May 30. The meeting was well attended. Ken Batts shared with the whole 
group for 30 minutes on the Biblical basis of stewardship. Then, we divided into 2 
groups: Dr. Talmage Williams taught one group on Worship and Giving and Rev. Batts 
taught the other group on the Elements of Church Budgeting and Stewardship Committee 

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Accounting Issues. These topics were, in fact, those that church had identified as being of 
greatest interest. 

On September 9, we held the Key Leadership Conference at Carthage First. I met with 
3 treasurers. The attendance in this group was small, I believe, due to the hurricane that 
passed through the week before. I distributed a lot of literature on stewardship. I still have 
quite a bit left and would be glad to distribute it to interested persons who have a need. I 
shared briefly in the meeting on Church Ministry Based Budgeting. 

I attended the state Key Leader Conference at Ridgecrest on May 13 and 14 and appre- 
ciate very much that experience. 

I has been my privilege to serve this past year as your stewardship director. Please call 
on me if I can be of assistance. We are available to share with you in the future and will 
be seeking your input regarding training programs. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Charles Taylor, Director 



10. Sunday School Report 

Sunday School is the key to church growth. I believe how we plan and promote Sunday 
School will determine what our church does for the Lord well into the 90's and beyond. 
It is my hope that as your Sunday School Director for the Sandhills Association that each 
of our churches will participate in the plans and programs that we offer. This past year Dr. 
Mike Perry came to First Baptist Church Robbins and spoke on "Seven Laws of the 
Learner" by Bruce Wilkinson. He will be back with us on Saturday, November 2, 1996 
from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm at First Baptist Robbins. Our team (or one of our team mem- 
bers) will come to your church. Just call us. 

There are some changes coming in the next year. The reason for the change is that more 
and more Southern Baptist churches are shifting the organizational promotion date from 
the first week in October to the beginning of the school year in September. You should 
receive some information in the mail about these changes. 

Director: Rev. Stephen Burrow - 919/708-5344 

Adult: Mr. Joe Howell -910/692-4167 

Youth: Rev. Gary Bodford - 910/944-1421 

Children: Mrs. Helen Hays - 910/947-2531 

Pre-school: Mrs. Jeanie Jordan - 910/692-0666 

Our team is ready and willing to help you in any way that we can. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Steven Burrow 



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11. Woman's Missionary Union Report 

Theme for 1995-96 - "Risk the Journey," based on Isaiah 42:16: "...along unfamiliar 
paths I will guide them. I will turn the darkness into light before them...." (NIV). To this 
end, as an association, our people were involved in many meaningful and diverse missions 
and ministries: 

(1) Providing birthday cakes each month for Cameron Boys' Home. Flannel shirts were 
also given. At Christmas socks were collected and taken to area rest homes. In addition 
individuals churches were involved in other ministries including aid to New York church- 
es and missions, collecting clothing and toys for Hispanics, taking toilet articles to area 
rest homes and other groups and providing for needy families. (2) The Project Help 1996 
emphasis was ministering to those affected by AID's by risking love and compassion. (3) 
The associational leadership team attended the Mission Extravaganza at Ridgecrest in the 
Spring. Leaders from individual churches also attended. It was a time of learning and 
inspiration as we were challenged to "Risk the Journey" throughout the world. (4) 
Sandhill's leadership team also attended a training leaders workshop at Caraway in July. 
Four planning meetings were held by the associational team during the year. (5) The asso- 
ciational workshop was held at Ives Memorial in September. About 35 attended for train- 
ing in leading Women on Mission, Adults on Mission, Acteens, GA's, and Mission 
Friends. Carol Pate from Moore County Buddies explained the Governor's One on One 
Plan on how to rescue at risk youngsters by providing friendship and caring support. 
Carol Croom, representative for Mission Support (including GAs and Mission Friends) 
from WMU State Headquarters in Cary, led the GA and Acteen workshop. (6) Three area 
workshops for Women on Mission were held within the association at Aberdeen, Unity 
Grove and Beaver Creek. About 90 women were shown more about ways to involve all 
in the churches in missions. (7) Weeks of prayer for home and foreign missions, the Lottie 
Moon offering for foreign missions, the Annie Armstrong offering for home missions, and 
the North Carolina offering for state missions were involved by most of the churches. (8) 
A prayer retreat was held at Red Branch with about 40 persons participating. Dr. Albert 
Edwards led the retreat, assisted by Sandi Ward and Jan Anderson, who provided music. 
(9) Sixty children and leaders attended the Mission Friends Fun Day at Ashley Heights. 
Clowns and games helped teach about missions. (10) A co-ed group of 100 sponsored by 
Acteens attended the College Explosion at Wingate University. The all night session 
included a home mission study led by the Wingate Student Union Revival Team, a tour of 
the school, led by Wingate students, and a musical program led by a New Group. The 
night ended with breakfast in the Wingate dining hall. (12) The Acteen's foreign mission 
fair involved 129 young women and leaders at Red Branch church. (13) Acteen groups 
from different churches presented different sections of the foreign mission study. 

Seventy were present at the WMU associational meeting held at Pleasant Hill. The fea- 
tured speaker was Percy Flowers who spoke on his recent mission trip to Brazil. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Deanna Stockwell, Director 



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12. Youth and Campus Ministry Report 

The 1995-96 year was a good one for the Sandhills Baptist Youth. We met at the asso- 
ciational center once a quarter to discuss and plan activities for the youth. Many of our 
churches participated in the True Love Waits thru the Roof Rally last February in Atlanta. 

We also made great progress toward getting a B.S.U. at Sandhill Community College 
started. Continue to pray for this ministry to come about in 1997. If you have folks in your 
church who are students at Sandhills, please encourage them to become a part of this min- 
istry or if you have some folks who would like to help with the ministry, please contact 
Billy Graham or Gary Bodford. We continue to have quarterly meeting at the Associa- 
tional Center. We pray that each church will send representatives (adult leaders and youth) 
to these meetings. We continue to strive to minister to the youth and college students of 
our association in the best way possible. 

Please come and join us ! We need you ! 

Respectfully submitted, 
Gary Bodford, Director 

VIII. Committee Reports 

1. Place and Preacher Report 

Preacher: 1997 Annual Sermon - Dr. Greg Poplin, Cameron 

Alternate: - Rev. Charles Taylor 
Place: October 19, 1998, 7:00 pm, Cornerstone Baptist Church 

October 20, 1998, 4:00 pm, Beulah Hill Baptist Church 

Respectfully submitted, 
Rev. Eugene Ussery, Chairman 

2. Committee on Committee Report 

I. Committee on Committees Sherrill Lee, Aberdeen 

* Bill Moore, Beulah Hill Larry Russell, Pleasant Hill 
Leland Strother, Ashley Heights Lee Rorie, Red Branch 
Audney Terry, Lemon Springs John Westmoreland, 

Tim McClusky, Aberdeen Lemon Springs 

Rev. Charles Lassister, Pineywood Dr. Wayne Adams, Treas., Carthage 

II. Nominations Committee IV. Program Committee 

* Dr. Bill Walton, Carthage * Dr. Greg Poplin, Cameron 
Matthew Hudson, Taylor Memorial Rev. James Cagle, Cornerstone 
Howard Sherron, Lemon Springs Rev. Larry Wells, West End 
Patty Chriscoe, Victory 

Rev. Eugene Ussery, Emmanuel V. Place and Preacher 

* Rev. Bob Schartz, Beaver Creek 
III. Finance and Budget Committee Barbara Morgan, Unity Grove 

* Jack Hartsell, Taylor Memorial Rev. Gary Greene, Ives Memorial 



Lawrence Lineberry, Cameron 



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VI. Resolution Committee VIII. Ordination Committee 

* Rev. Bill Reynolds, Pine Grove * Rev. Bob Morrison, Ephesus 
Mrs. Cynthia Sheffield, Pine Grove Pastor of the association 
Boyd Marsh, Emmanuel 

IX. Credentials Committee 
VII. Constitution Committee * Rev. Max Gilmore, Victory 

* Vivian Green, Aberdeen Rev. Don Hayes, Red Branch 
Moderator, Rev. Ed Johnson, Rev. David Reynolds, Middle Cross 

Bethlehem 
Vice-moderator, Robert Cooke, X. Property and Grounds Committee 

Ephesus * Curt Bettini, Southern Pines 

Director of Missions, J.B. Graham Clyde Burge, Ephesus 

Dewitt Purvis, Calvary 
Margaret Shields, Robbins 
Russ Kelly, Cameron 



Denotes Chairperson 



Respectfully submitted, 
Steve Gilmore, Chairman 



3. Nominations Committee Report 

Associational Officers 

Moderator Rev. Ed Johnson, Bethlehem 

Vice-moderator Robert Cook, Ephesus 

Clerk Dewitt Purvis, Calvary 

Treasurer Wayne Adams, Carthage 

Historian Kay Neff, Pleasant Hill 

Parliamentarian Bill Bost, Southern Pines 

Trustees Wallace Edwards, Robbins; Glen Crissman, Ashley Heights; 

Jack Short, Beulah Hill 
General Board Representative Rev. John Stone, Sou. Pines 

Department Directors 

Brotherhood Charles English, Red Branch 

Discipleship Training David Schuchard, Ashley Heights 

Evangelism Rev. Don Ballenger, Ives Memorial 

Library /Media Jane Rogers, Cameron 

Missions Rev. Ernest Ferrell, Robbins 

Music Sandi Ward, Robbins 

Pastoral Ministries Rev. Jesse Mansfield, Vass 

Senior Adult Rev. Archie Stevens, Beulah Hill 

Stewardship Rev. Charlie Taylor, Fairview 

Sunday School Rev. Stephen Burrow, Lemon Springs 

WMU Deanna Stockwell, Taylor Memorial 

Youth Rev. Gary Bodford, Aberdeen 

Representatives 

Baptist Hospital Rev. Jimmy Phillips, New Home 

Baptist Foundation Rev. Charles Hinson, Aberdeen 

Biblical Recorder Bernice Briggs, Ephesus 

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Children's Home ..Dr. Fleet Allen, Carthage 

Christian Education Rev. David Helms, Southern Pines 

Baptist Retirement Homes John Carpenter, Ives Memorial 

Seminary Extension Director Rev. Ed Johnson, Bethlehem 

Respectfully submitted, 
Glenn Crissman, Chairman 



4. Finance and Budget Report 



I. Education and Promotion 



II. 



1. 


Sunday School 




a. Vacation Bible School 


2. 


Discipleship Training 


3. 


Youth 


4. 


Brotherhood 


5. 


W.M.U. 


6. 


Music 


7. 


Evangelism 


8. 


Stewardship 


9. 


Library Media Services 


10. 


Missions Development Council 


11. 


Senior Adult 


12. 


Pastoral Ministries 


13. 


Annual Meeting 


14. 


Leadership Training 


15. 


Convention/Conference, DOM 


16. 


Minutes 


17. 


Seminary Extension 


18. 


Contingencies 


19. 


Hispanic Ministries 


Office and Administration 


1. 


Telephone 


2. 


Postage 


3. 


Office Supplies 


4. 


Maintenance of Equipment 


5. 


Office Utilities 


6. 


Office Insurance 


7. 


Clerk 


8. 


Secretary 




a. Social Security 


Building & Grounds 



PTIST ASSOCIATION 


1995-96 


1996-97 


100.00 


100.00 


200.00 


200.00 


200.00 


200.00 


450.00 


650.00 


450.00 


450.00 


1,525.00 


1,525.00 


250.00 


250.00 


200.00 


200.00 


100.00 


100.00 


200.00 


200.00 


200.00 


200.00 


175.00 


175.00 


200.00 


200.00 


275.00 


275.00 


300.00 


300.00 


800.00 


800.00 


250.00 


250.00 


200.00 


200.00 


200.00 


200.00 


3,600.00 


3,600.00 


$9,875.00 


$10,075.00 


900.00 


900.00 


1,600.00 


1,600.00 


1,000.00 


1,000.00 


400.00 


400.00 


3,000.00 


3,000.00 


1,193.00 


1,193.00 


150.00 


150.00 


10,400.00 


10,400.00 


795.00 


795.00 


$19,438.00 


$19,438.00 



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IV. Compensation for DOM 

1 . Direct Income 

a. Salary Support 

b. Housing 

c. Utilities 

2. Fringe Benefits 

a. Insurance 
b. Retirement 

3. Associational Ministry 

a. Travel 



TOTAL BUDGET 



22,355.00 
6,573.00 
2,700.00 


23,937.00 
6,573.00 
2,700.00 


8,928.00 
5,450.00 


6,440.00 
7,938.00 


3,650.00 
$49,656.00 


3,650.00 
$51,238.00 


$78,969.00 


$80,751.00 



Respectfully submitted, 

Becky Gilmore, Robbins; Bob Morrison, Aberdeen; C.G. Boyte, Pleasant Hill; 

Lawrence Lineberry, Cameron; Jack Hartsell, Taylor Memorial; Lee Rorie, 

Red Branch; Wayne Adams (Treas.), Carthage 



5. Ordination Council Report 

The Council met two times during 1995-96. On January 29, 1994 on request of the 
Robbins First Baptist Church, the Council, Rev. Max Gilmore, presiding, came together 
at the Association Center to examine Rev. Richard Hayes for the gospel ministry and rec- 
ommended his ordination by his congregation. On September 30, 1996, at the request of 
New Home Baptist Church, the Council, with Rev. Robert Morrison, presiding, met at the 
Association Center and examined Brother Billy Futral for the gospel ministry and recom- 
mended his ordination by his church. Rev. Hayes for many years had served as a Pres- 
byterian pastor and in retirement has united with the First Baptist Church in Robbins. 
Several pastors of the association participated in the ordination services. Mr. Futral has 
been licensed to preach and has been preaching at opportunity. The prayers and best wish- 
es of the Council go with these two brothers in ministry. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Robert Morrison, Jr., Chairman 



6. Property and Grounds Committee Report 

The Lord continues to bless our Sandhills Baptist Association in so many ways, and we 
praise him for this. The Building and Grounds Committee, consisting of Dewitt Purvis, 
Margaret Shields, Clyde Burge, Ray Tyner, and Curtis Bettini met several times to plan 
and carry out the plan to pave the parking lots, landscape the grounds, including a foun- 
tain in front of the building, and construct the small storage building, and to plan ways to 
maintain the upkeep and maintenance of our property. We asked the Lord for his help and 
He answered our prayers. We believe that we have accomplished what we set out to do. 

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It was necessary to haul several loads of top soil and to plant more grass in areas as need- 
ful. 

We received enough funds from individuals and churches to pay off the parking lot 
and driveway project. We still need to raise almost $10,000 to complete the cost of the 
landscaping and construction of the storage and utility building. All of the Finance Com- 
mittee were very helpful in support for this project and our committee thanks them. Out 
of the meeting with the finance committee came the idea of recommending each church 
to set a goal based on the resident membership to support this plan. Most churches adopt- 
ed this plan. As approved by the association, we will make a loan from the bank. However, 
we hope that individuals and churches who have not yet given, or who are able to con- 
tribute again this year will help with the balance on the project. 

One last goal is to set up an endowment of $40,000 plus, which has been one of the 
goals of the long range planning of the building of the center. The interest from the fund 
would provide for the maintenance and upkeep of the property and grounds. We received 
our first contribution of $432 from Mr. John Shields, Jr., a living memorial to his mother, 
Mrs. Margaret Shields, a devoted Christian and a member of our committee. This endow- 
ment is open to others who want to help underwrite it and thereby freeing the budget to 
be used in other important associational ministries. A small or large gift in honor or in 
memory of someone may be put to work in the endowment fund. 

We want to thank everyone who helped with the construction of the storage building. 
Robert Cooke and son, Johnny, helped with the brick for the footing; Warren Harris, 
Martin Baughn, Roger Cole, Grady Culler, Curt Bettini, J. Billy Graham did the carpen- 
try; Rev. Darrell Cheek put on the roofing and vinyl. The Building and Grounds 
Committee would like to thank every church member of the Sandhills Baptist Association 
for your accepting and supporting this project. May God bless you. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Curt Bettini, Chairman 



7. Seminary Extension Director 

"Seminary Extension serves people seeking to perform Christian ministries in their 
communities by developing and providing appropriate educational opportunities, re- 
sources and experiences." 

This department is available to provide a range of courses through the Sandhills Center 
for Biblical Studies to help those involved in ministry in our Association and our sister 
churches of other denominations. Most of the courses are transferable to selected colleges 
and/or seminaries. 

Lay persons and pastors who want to sharpen their skills in ministry can study through 
Seminary Extension. If you are interested, please let the association office know what 
courses you prefer. When we get enough people together to form a class, we will gladly 
provide an instructor and set up a time. Better still, get together with some of your friends 
and fellow pastors and form a class on your own. We will furnish the instructor. Just let 
us know what it is you want to study. Whatever you need there is a Seminary Extension 
Course for you. 



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In addition to classroom courses, Seminary Extension Courses are available for home 
study. The scriptures tell us to "Study to show thyself approved." An informed ministry is 
a strong ministry with a solid foundation. See our Seminary Extension representative 
today. More information may be obtained by calling the Association office at 947-2238 or 
Rev. Ed Johnson at 947- 1 686. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Ed Johnson, Director 



8. The Credentials Committee Report 

On September 18, 1995 upon recommendation of the Association Credentials 
Committee, Cornerstone Baptist Church, was admitted under the watchcare of the 
Sandhills Baptist Association. The Constitution of the association (Article 3, Section 2, (2) 
reads as follows: 

Churches shall be received into this fellowship only after having been under watchcare 
of the association for one full year. Application for membership shall be made through the 
Credentials Committee. The Association Board shall have the authority to receive any 
church under watchcare upon recommendation of the Credentials Committee. This crite- 
ria has been met. 

Your Credentials Committee has been favorably impressed with reports coming from 
Cornerstone Baptist Church during the past year. During that time their pastor, the Rev. 
Darrell Cheek resigned in order to further his studies and is now attending Southeastern 
Theological Baptist Seminary. The church has called Rev. James Cagle to serve as their 
pastor. The church is cooperating fully with the association and is moving forward for the 
glory of the Lord. 

We, therefore, your Credentials Committee, wholeheartedly recommend to the associ- 
ation that Cornerstone Baptist Church be forthwith received into full fellowship with the 
Sandhills Baptist Association as of this date, September 16, 1996. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

Rev. Max Gilmore, Chairman 

Rev. Don Hayes, Rev. David Reynolds 



9. Resolutions Committee Report 

With unity of spirit and in the theme, "Free to Proclaim," we offer to God our sincere 
praise for the blessings we have received. Be it resolved that the Forty-seventh annual ses- 
sion of the Sandhills Baptist Association goes on record expressing appreciation to those 
who gave of themselves: 

1 . On October 21 , 1996 to Emmanuel Baptist Church for the use of their facilities 
and for serving as our gracious host; 

2. On October 22, 1996, to Middle Cross Baptist Church for their generous hospi- 
tality in the afternoon and evening sessions with special thanks for the delicious 
evening meal; 



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3. To Rev. Ed Johnson, our moderator, for presiding over the sessions in a very 
efficient manner; 

4. To Rev. James Cagle, Rev. Sandy Yow, and Mrs. Carol Simmons for providing 
inspiring devotions; 

5. To Dr. Greg Poplin and the Program Committee on the program and order of 
business; 

6. To Rev. Eugene Ussery and Rev. David Reynolds for serving as host pastors and 
extending a cordial welcome to the sessions; 

7. To Rev. David Reynolds for his inspiring sermon; 

8. To Dr. Fred McGehee and Mr. Neal Eller for their reports from the Baptist State 
Convention, Minister Support, and Church Music Department; 

9. To Rev. Lamar Tribble, retired missionary to Chili and Bolivia for his challeng- 
ing message; 

10. To Rev. David Helms for leading in a meaningful installation service; 

11. To our musicians, Mrs. Sandi Ward, Mr. Neal Eller, Emmanuel Baptist Choir, 
Mr. Sammy Myrick, Mrs. Judy Strother, Mrs. Amy Ivey, Mrs. Gaye Saunders, 
Mrs. Betty Taylor, Middle Cross Trio, Mr. and Mrs. Steven Gilmore and Mrs. 
Doris Waddell and all who provided excellent music for God's glory and our 
enjoyment; 

12. To moderator Rev. Ed Johnson for leading us in a comforting memorial service; 

13. To all who presented a report, served on a committee, or supported our sessions 
in other ways; 

14. To all messengers and visitors who attended these sessions and who encouraged 
others to attend. 

Be it further resolved that we go on record expressing appreciation to our director of 
missions, Dr. J. Billy Graham, for his love, care, patience, understanding, and faithful 
leadership. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Charles Lassister, Chairman, 

Mrs. Cynthia Sheffield, Mr. Boyd Marsh 




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IX. Institutions, Agencies and 
Board Reports 

Through the working together of sister churches, locally and on the state and national 
level, we are able to be involved in multiple ministries, much of which we could not do 
by ourselves. In our own state we are fortunate to have excellent institutions and agencies 
and dedicated, skilled leaders to make possible many mission ministries. We have more 
detailed information regarding the work of these institutions and boards in the associa- 
tional center. Or, you may contact the Baptist State Convention, P O Box 1107, Cary, NC 
27511-1107, phone 1-800-395-5102, for information. You may contact any of the follow- 
ing for assistance: 

1 . N C Baptist Foundation, Inc. 
Edwin S. Coates, executive-director 

205 Convention, Cary, N C 27511 (Ph. 919-467-5100) 

Associational Representative: Rev. Charles Hinson, Pastor 

First Baptist Church, P O Box 1066, Aberdeen, NC 28315 (Ph. 944-1421) 

2. Baptist Retirement Homes 

William B. Stillerman, President 

P O Box 11024, Winston-Salem, N C 27116 (Ph. 919-759-1044) 

Associational Representative: Mr. John Carpenter 

Ives Memorial Baptist Church 

611 Sun Road, Aberdeen, N C 28315 (Ph. 944-9722) 

3. N C Baptist Hospital, Inc. 
Len B. Preslar, Jr., President 

William G. Yates, director, Church and Community Relations 

300 S. Hawthorne Road, Winston-Salem, N C 27103 (Ph. 919-748-2011) 

Associational Representative: 

Rev. Jimmy Phillips, Pastor 
New Home Baptist Church 
Rt. 1, Box 146, Cameron, N C 28326 (Ph. 947-3297) 

4. Baptist Children's Home of North Carolina, Inc. 

Dr. Michael Blackwell, President 

P O Box 338, Thomasville, N C 27361 (Ph. 919-472-1000) 

Associational Representative: 

Dr. Fleet Allen 

Carthage First Baptist Church 

170 Pinehurst Trace, Pinehurst, NC 28374 (Ph. 295-6034) 



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5 . Biblical Recorder 

R. G. Puckett, Editor 

232 W. Millbrook Road, Raleigh, N C 27611 (Ph. 919-847-2127) 

Associational Representative: 

Mrs. Bernice Briggs 

Ephesus Baptist Church 

7801 White Hill Road, Sanford, N C 27330 (Ph. 919-776-9360) 

6. Council on Christian Education 

Dr. T. Robert Mullinax, Executive director 

Baptist State Convention, P O Box 1 107, Cary, N C 275 1 1-1 107 (Ph. 1-800-395-5 102) 

Associational Representative: 

Rev. David Helms 

Southern Pines First Baptist Church 

415 Broadmeade, Southern Pines, NC 28387 (Ph. 692-2395) 

7. N C Baptist Historical Collection 
John R. Woodard, Director 

Wake Forest University, The Z. Reynolds Library, 

Box 7777, Winston-Salem, N C 27109 (Ph. 919-759-5089) 

8. Associational Historian: 
Mrs. Kay Neff 

Pleasant Hill Baptist Church 

790 N. May Street, Southern Pines, N C 28387 (692-2395) 



X. Historical Events in the Churches 

ABERDEEN: The youth went on a mission trip to Gatlinburg, Tn. and have been 
involved in several other youth events. The senior adults have taken several trips 
together, including a trip to Myrtle Beach, SC. 

ASHLEY HEIGHTS: There has been several of the members involved in special Bible 
studies such as Experiencing God and The Mind Of Christ. Miss Lisa Perry, jour- 
neyman with the Foreign Mission Board, SBC, is studying Mandarin Chinese in 
Peking, China for 2 years. While home for the summer, Lisa spoke in several 
churches on her experiences in China. 

BETHLEHEM: We began our 1995-96 church year by inviting Rev. Ernest Poston, a 
former pastor, to bring our homecoming message. At the noon hour we enjoyed a 
bountiful meal in our fellowship hall. During the World Missions Conference, we 
heard five missionaries give inspirational accounts of their experiences on the mis- 
sion field. Our WMU has been active with mission projects. We provided 3 foster 
children money for school clothes. We recycled aluminum cans and used the pro- 
ceeds for missions. Our Christmas tree was decorated with socks that were given to 
the nursing home at Seven Lakes after Christmas. We drew names of sick and shut- 
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Chaplains at Fort Bragg to be distributed. The Mission Friends and GA's made fruit 
baskets for the sick and the shut-ins. They also eolleeted sehool supplies to send to 
a missionary in New Mexico for Christmas in August. We were fortunate to have 
Mrs. Irma Duke, the WM Executive Director of the NC Baptist Convention to speak 
to us in March and she presented our WMU the Distinguished Achievement Award 
for the year. The men's Sunday School class continued their tradition of preparing 
breakfast for everyone after Easter Sunrise Service. Each month we have a Senior 
Adult Luncheon in our fellowship hall and take out plates are carried to the sick and 
shut-ins in the community. In May, we were host to the Association Senior Adult 
Banquet. We were very pleased with large attendance. The Lord has blessed us in 
many ways during the year. He enables us to retire our debt on the fellowship hall 
and kitchen! (Anne Dowd, Historian) 

BEULAH HILL: A group from the church went on a mission trip to Rock Cave, W. Va. 
where the church is helping support a mission project with the Baptist church there. 

CALVARY: Rev. Bennie Maness celebrated 60 years in the ministry August 2. Our church 
had a program and presented him with gifts on Sunday, August 4. We had special 
speakers including Rev. Judson Rotan from Randolph Association and our own Rev. 
J. Billy Graham. Afterward we had a dinner for all who attended. We purchased a 
new Dodge 15 passenger van and paid cash for it. We also gave Bibles to the grad- 
uating high school seniors and college graduates. We celebrated "Old Timers Day" 
the third Sunday in November with a dinner. (Janet Brewer, Clerk) 

CAMERON: We have had a good year at Cameron church: ( 1 ) Participated in the World 
Missions conference, serving the missionaries and pastors a noon meal; (2) Annual 
fishing trip for the men of the church, with an 1 1 year old boy catching the biggest 
fish, and serving the whole church with the fish catch; (3) Dedication of the sanctu- 
ary renovation, with appreciation to the Cameron Presbyterian for providing a place for 
us to meet during the work on our building; (4) "Legacy Builders" formed from the 
men of the church to help the needy of the community and to be involved in disaster 
relief, as needed (one Saturday these men on mission bought materials and built a 
ramp and deck for a needy person. After the big storm "Fran," the Legacy Builders 
brought saws and cleaned up the yards of several of needy elderly; the women of the 
church served refreshments), (5) State Missions emphasis was given by Rev. Jim 
Lambert; (6) Over 140 attended VBS, using the theme, "Prayer Safari: Kingdom of 
the Son," with the youth acting out a skit written by some adults; (6) Deacons annu- 
al sweetheart banquet was held at Russell's Seafood Restaurant; (7) Pastor Greg 
Poplin attended the mass Promise Keepers meeting in Atlanta, Georgia and several 
of the men attended the Promise Keeper meeting in Rockingham, (8) Younger youth 
cooked and took their cookies to patients at Duke hospital, talked and prayer with 
them, and also helped clean up several yards and a house and helped a family to pack; 
(9) To begin the foreign missions emphasis, Pastor and Mrs. Poplin and their parents 
cooked and served a Thanksgiving dinner to the congregation, and Pastor Poplin 
allowed anyone for $1 .00 throw pies in his face, with proceeds going to Lottie Moon 
— a lot of fun!; (10) Older youth went to a concert at Emerald Isle on Christmas day, 
to Super Summer at Carowinds, to Fayetteville to see a Christian comedy at a dinner 
theater, and attended a youth retreat at Caswell; (11) Lisa Perry, a Journeyman to 
China and a member of Ashely Heights showed slides on China; (12) Women of the 
church conducted the service during the focus on WMU, with the youth assisting; 
( 1 3) Men of the church assisted in the service on Baptist Men's day; and (14) Youth 
taught Sunday School classes and participated in worship during youth week. 

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CARTHAGE: Some highlights of the Carthage First Baptist Church during the 1995-96 
year were as follows: On March 24, we enjoyed having the Wingate University 
Choir give a musical presentation at the morning worship service. The first 
Community Lenten Services were started and held at our church. Area churches par- 
ticipating in this very successful 7 week event were First Baptist, Mt. Carmel, 
Carthage Presbyterian, Carthage United Methodist, John Hall Presbyterian, and the 
Sandhills Baptist Association. Our summer youth corps worker was Tina Hagler, of 
Marshville. Tina directed a very active program of ministry with our children and 
youth for 10 weeks. The church has arranged for Tina to come twice a month to 
serve as director of youth activities. Two buses were reserved to take approximate- 
ly 80 people from our church and community to the Billy Graham Carolinas 
Crusade in Charlotte in September. We received several nice monetary donations 
made in memory of loved ones and relatives. (Hoyle Sullivan, Historian) 

CORNERSTONE: The congregation gave a reception and a gift to Pastor Darrell Cheek 
and family at their resignation and preparation for entrance at the seminary. Rev. 
James Cagle was called as pastor. After a year under watchcare membership in the 
association, the congregation was received into full membership at the September, 
1996 Board meeting. 

EPHESUS: The year 1995-96 has been one of growth for Ephesus, both in membership 
and outreach. Women on Mission have led the church in observing the Weeks of 
Prayer for Foreign Missions, Home Missions, State Missions, World Hunger Day, 
World Day of Prayer, Christmas in August, a Prayer Retreat, AIDS support, support 
of the Children's Homes, and support of the county food pantry. Through the effort 
of a member with other county leaders working for two years, a local video store 
dealing in pornography has been closed by a conviction in a court trial. Our church 
is alert to community issues and helps needy people through a budgeted fund as well 
as supporting the county Meals on Wheels and the Christian Action League. As of 
December, the church has had a youth leader, which has enabled the young people 
to participate in a ski retreat, a week at Mars Hill, a day at Carowinds, as well as 
many associational and local church meetings. The Baptist Men have met each 
month for breakfast and have carried out projects to help the church. They sponsor 
an annual Valentine's Day Banquet for the ladies. Also, they support the Gideons. 
One of the important arms of the church outreach is the ministry to the homebound, 
not only of the congregation, but of the community. This includes weekly visits with 
the Sunday school lesson and tapes of the Sunday sermon. They are remembered on 
birthdays and holidays with visits and gifts. The present number is eleven. Material 
blessings have been in the form of renovations to the church with an additional 
room being built for the choir, a new ramp, a new sound system, protection for the 
stained glass windows and renovation of the sanctuary. This is the fourteenth year 
in the excellent leadership of our pastor in the 1 10th year of our church culminating 
in the Homecoming observance in September. (Bernice Briggs, Historian; 

EMMANUEL: Sammy Taylor and Van Stanley accepted the call to preach. Some reno- 
vation has been done on the church building and some improvements were made in 
landscaping of the grounds. 

IVES MEMORIAL: During the past year the church participated in the World Missions 
Conference and held one revival. We also had foreign and home mission studies and 
conducted a Vacation Bible School. We held four holy services with our sister com- 
munity church, the Pinebluff United Methodist Church. We had a special candle- 
light service for Christmas and a watch night service for New Year's Eve. The 

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church enjoyed a sweetheart banquet in February. Rev. Willard Singletary, former 
pastor was our homecoming speaker in May. The youth participated in many activ- 
ities during the year. The church also appointed a fellowship hall planning commit- 
tee to present plans for a new fellowship hall. (John Carpenter, Historian) 

LEMON SPRINGS: Former pastor, Rev. Fulton Thomas, was speaker for homecoming, 
Sept.29. The youth went on their annual ski trip and football game at Wake Forest. 
The RA's went to Campbell on RA day in February. Youth Sunday was observed on 
March 17, 1996. There was an Easter egg hunt in April. The youth took a trip to 
Morrow mountain, a trip to Fayetteville for putt-putt. The youth went to Carowinds 
for Super Summer. Mr. Avron Upchurch, speaker for our annual missions supper, 
shared with us his South Africa mission experiences. There was a guest with Mr. 
Upchurch, a boy, Alex, from Belarus. There was a wonderful time of singing and 
fellowship at the WMU ministry in Sanford. 

MIDDLE CROSS: The Lord again saw fit to bless us with souls saved. Some were at 
home recuperating from sickness without Christ, but due to God's mercy and 
prayers of believers they now live as a wonderful testimony for God. God is still at 
work in the miracle business of hearing and answering our prayers. We thank God 
for the spiritual growth among our body of believers, due in large part to our Bible 
studies. Some studies include: "Journey of a Lifetime," "Christian Discipleship," 
and "Journey to the Cross." Our church choir has grown; and we're learning new 
music. The youth and their leaders worked hard to bring us good programs for 
Christmas, Easter, and other special times. We've had good revivals and a very good 
Bible School. A good result from VBS is the beginning of a drama club, growing 
out of the experience of giving skits. There was such a loving, cooperative spirit of 
all who worked in Bible School. The drama club is now working on a program for 
homecoming. The ladies group has worked hard to earn funds through yard sales to 
build our kitchen. The men provided the labor; one man built all the cabinets. I 
would like to thank our pastor, Rev. David Reynolds, and his family, for being right 
in the middle of the work, helping to accomplish things for God. We are fortunate 
and thankful to God for sending them our way. (Mrs. Leora Thomas, historian). 

NEW FREEDOM MISSION: The mission moved from meeting in the association cen- 
ter to the new location, Educare, in the Gun Club section of Pinehurst on Murdock- 
ville Road. 

NEW HOME: On November 19, we had "A Day of Thanksgiving the Old Fashion Way" 
as a fund raiser for our building fund. We raised over $10,000.00 that day and our 
building fund has been growing ever since. We at New Home have a lot to be thank- 
ful for. We have our new church under construction now and on August 25th we 
had our Ground Breaking service with Dr. J Billy Graham as our guest speaker. We 
had the history of the church presented by Donald & Lynda Ring and dinner served 
in our fellowship building by the Building Committee, and the deacons and their 
wives. We look forward to the day that we can occupy our new church and have the 
room for expansion that is badly needed. At Christmas we gave our widows a sup- 
per and each one received a special gift. A Valentine Sweetheart supper was given 
for our married couples, and our young people enjoyed many activities during the 
year. Tiny tots planted flowers in front of the church for everyone to enjoy. At 
Christmas we went caroling, had a Christmas play, and distributed cheer baskets to 
the elderly, shut-ins, and the needy in our area. On Easter Sunday morning we had 
Sunrise service and served breakfast for everyone. On September 30, Brother Billy 
Futral went before the Ordination Board and will be ordained on October 13. Rev. 

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Jimmie Phillips has been a blessing to us at New Home and we thank God for him. 
God has been good to us this year and we give Him all the honor and praise. 

PINE GROVE: A new deacon family ministry plan has been developed this year. For 
second time in history, a new church directory was made. 

PINEYWOOD: A love offering of $300 was received for the Christian Coalition of 
Virginia for help with some of the 51 churches that were destroyed by fire. Our mis- 
sions gifts to the Lottie Moon foreign mission offering and the Annie Armstrong 
home mission offering were increased to $600 each a year. The Lord is still bless- 
ing our church. We all have love for one another and for our pastor, Rev. Charles 
Lassister and his family. 

PLEASANT HILL: We have had a year of spiritual growth and maturing in our church 
family. Rev. Robert Denton continues to serve as interim pastor. The search com- 
mittee is still working under the leadership of chairman C. G. Boyte. Fall revival 
guest speaker was Rev. Jimmy Upton. Other key events included the annual 
Thanksgiving-Christmas Dinner, annual Christmas play, and homecoming with 
guest speaker, Rev. Darrell Cheek. The alter flowers were in memory of Winkie 
Stevenson, Ruby Boyte, and Hazel Black, presented by the ladies class. Mr. W. 
Haywood Bobbitt, charter member, was honored for his 43 years of service to 
Pleasant Hill and was presented a basket filled with gifts. The youth guest speaker 
was Joe Needham; the graduates were recognized. (Kay D. Neff, Historian) 

RED BRANCH: Hosted the annual associational prayer retreat. Good progress is being 
made toward payment to the building fund on the new sanctuary. 

ROBBINS: Our church was personified by "goings", "comings", and "doings"! Our 
people went: On ski retreats; to Promise Keeper Rallies; to the Billy Graham 
Charlotte Crusade; and on an inner-city mission trip to Atlanta, Georgia in June. The 
well-known and talented came to perform in concert: Bridget Taylor, The 
Anchormen, Randy Atcheson, and Kathy Sinni. We did much (in addition to our 
"usual" doings) this year. We hosted a Teacher Appreciation Banquet for public per- 
sonnel of the area; we held parenting classes for interested church members; we 
honored "super member", Margaret Shields, with a day of recognition and a love 
gift; we ordained 70 year old Dick Hayes into Baptist ministry; installed and dedi- 
cated church chimes as a memorial to a beloved young man of our church, now with 
the Lord; and inaugurated an innovative one-day Bible school that was a huge suc- 
cess, serving Saturday lunch and supper to some 75 students, as well as teachers and 
helpers. There's always something new, different, and exciting happening at Rob- 
bins First Baptist. (Harriet Loy, Historian) 

SOUTHERN PINES: Because of the phenomenal growth First Baptist of Southern Pines 
has experienced this year, the deacon board has been increased from 1 8 deacons to 
30. Another full-time staff person has been added. Juanita Smoot is the new music 
associate/secretary, and a search committee is interviewing for a director of youth 
and children. In October, the church inaugurated an early service at 8:30 a.m. The 
Rev. David Helms, associate pastor, preaches at this service and the Rev. Stone at the 
11 a.m. service. Rev. Helms has finished the formal work for a doctor of ministry 
degree at Princeton University and is now working on his dissertation. Four-year olds 
were added this year to the church's Sonshine Learning Center which was started last 
year. (Cos Barnes, Historian) 

TAYLOR MEMORIAL: In November, we had a church- wide barbecue followed by an 
auction which raised $1 ,200.00 for Lottie Moon. We combined a Thanksgiving ser- 
vice with Roseland United Methodist Church. In February, we had a Valentine's 

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party, and enjoyed tacos and games. "Experiencing God" classes began for 13 
weeks, led by Rev. Rick Hodges. We had an Easter Sunrise service, followed by 
breakfast prepared by the deacons. The RA's participated in the RA car race and 
Missions Fair. In May, we had our annual chicken stew and held a marriage enrich- 
ment retreat at Lake Tillery with 12 couples attending. In August, Lisa Perry, jour- 
neyman missionary and student in China, brought slides and spoke to us about her 
involvement with the young people there. Homecoming was held September 22, 
with Rev. Gary Hudson bringing the morning message for the beginning of our 
revival services. (Beulah Hartsell, Clerk) 

VASS: We started our Andrew Ministry for all age groups to enhance our spirit of coop- 
erative work, to add fun and fulfillment to our fellowship and to let us discover 
many areas of service for the good of all. Under the leadership of our youth, church 
members gave to a care package for a family in Ghana. We observed Pastor 
Appreciation Sunday with a monetary gift to our pastor and family. We participat- 
ed in the World Missions Conference. We had a new church directory published, 
which included church members and friends. Our church was privileged to hear Ms. 
Lisa Collins and Mrs. Judith Mansfield in a concert as a prelude to the reception 
held in honor of Lisa, who resigned as our pianist to wed and move to West Moore. 
Our church basement was offered as a place of refuge during Hurricane Fran. It was 
occupied throughout the night with people needing a "safe haven". 

VICTORY: The Lord is so good to us at Victory. In the past year we have seen dreams 
become realities. After being in our new sanctuary for only 2 years and 10 months, 
the Lord has seen fit for us to pay off the debt. Thank you Lord! We had a Pastor 
Appreciation Day and Harvest Festival in October. In November, we shared a won- 
derful Thanksgiving with the boys from Cameron Boys Home. In December, we 
collected a record amount for the Lottie Moon Fund. We experienced a moving 
Christmas play presented by our Youth. We also enjoyed having the "Hee Haw" 
gang from Southern Pines First in March. Our church held a Easter Sunrise service, 
and had a record high attendance for Rally Day. VBS had 8 people to accept Christ. 
We had a record crowd at our 1 3th homecoming and had 2 spirit filled revivals. Our 
youth had a sleep-over and many outings. We baptized 18 people and had 24 new 
additions. This is just a few things that took place at Victory and we give the Lord 
all the glory, honor, and praise. Thank you Lord for all of your blessings! (Patty 
Chriscoe, Historian) 




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XL In Memoriam 



ABERDEEN, FIRST 
Mr. Dan Beck 
Mrs. Nellie Greene 
Mr. Larry Matthews 
Mrs. Gladys Paris 
Mr. Bill Strauss 

ASHLEY HEIGHTS 
Mr. Tommy Pickler 

BETHLEHEM 

Mrs. Alice Hendricks 
Mr. Bobby Hooker 

BEULAH HILL 

Mr. Medford Ritter 

CALVARY 

Mr. Lewis Needham 

CAMERON 

Mr. Duemont Smith 
Mr. Warren W. Wallace 
Mr. Mitchell West 

CARTHAGE, FIRST 
Mr. Thomas Bothwell 
Mrs. Sara M. Crabtree 
Mr. Curtis E. Luther 
Mr. T.G. Presley 
Mrs. Esther Stutts 
Mr. Gregory Whitaker 

EMMANUEL 

Mr. William Nail 

EPHESUS 

Mrs. Mary Childress 
Mrs. Mary Hay more 
Mr. James Jones 
Perry Lineberry 

FAIRVIEW 

Mrs. Sally H. Horner 
Mrs. Elizabeth W. Vaughn 

FLINT HILL 
Mrs. Rosa Ball 



IVES MEMORIAL 
Mr. Billy Fipps 
Mr. Robert Gotch 
Mr. Odell Greene 
Mrs. Laura Matthews 

LEMON SPRINGS 
Mr. Bailey D. Hall 
Mr. Joe Matthews 

NEW HOME 

Mrs. Mary Etta Hall 
Mr. Judson Key 
Mrs. Margie Reynolds 
Mrs. Lottie Umberger 

PINE GROVE 

Mrs. Alsie W. Brower 
Mrs. Naomi M. My rick 

PINEYWOOD 

Mrs. Escar Carlyle 
Mr. Jesse Craver 
Mrs. Gertrude Crisp 
Mrs. Virgil Matthews 
Mr. Curtis Prevatte 

PLEASANT HILL 

Mr. Stephen Martin 

RED BRANCH 

Mr. Mark Bottems 
Mrs. Carol Childress 
Mrs. Elizabeth Cooper 
Mrs. Charlotte Gildersleeve 
Mrs. Blanch Taylor 

ROBBINS, FIRST 
Mrs. Bertie Baird 
Mr. Dee Bray 
Mr. Clayton Burns 
Mrs. Frances Craft 
Mrs. Pauline Dangerfield 
Mr. Roland Lambert 

SOUTHERN PINES, FIRST 
Mrs. Cleecie Bradford 
Miss Nicole Hendrix 



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Mr. Eugene Jacobs 
Mr. Henry Jordan 
Mrs. Vera McNeill 
Rev. Paul Nickens 
Miss Sue Norton 

TAYLOR MEMORIAL 
Mrs. Sallie Laton 

UNITY GROVE 

Mrs. Vera Sutton 



VASS, FIRST 
Mr. Paul Brown 
Mrs. Mildred Carr 
Mrs. Ruth Evans 

WEST END, FIRST 
Mrs. Hortense Foster 
Mrs. Alma Rushing 
Mr. Howard Street 




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Concludes with the following 

Statistical Tables 



Table A- Church Membership 62 

Table B - Sunday School 63 

Table C - Discipleship 64 

Table D - Music Ministry 65 

Table E - Woman's Missionary Union and Brotherhood 66 

Table F - Total Receipts, Expenditures, Stewardship 67 

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ASSOCIATION 29-Church-Type Missions Started 

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a-Mission Members 

STATE b-Baptisms at Missions 

North Carolina 



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Aberdeen First 

Ashley Heights 

Beaver Creek 

Bethlehem Baptist Chu 

Beulah Hill Baptist C 

Calvary Baptist Churc 

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Carthage First 

Cornerstone Baptist C 

Emmanuel Baptist Chur 

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Fairview Baptist Chur 

Faith 

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Ives Memorial 1 1 18 1 

Lemon Springs Baptist 

Middle Cross Baptist 

New Freedom Baptist M 

New Home Baptist Chur 

PINE GROVE BAPTIST CH 

Pineywood 

Pleasant Hill Baptist 

Red branch baptist ch 

Robbins First 

Southern Pines First 

Taylor Memorial Bapti 

Unity Grove Baptist C 

Vass First 

Victory Community Bap 

West End First 



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of North Carolina 



"Open My Eyes That I May See " 



1997 Minutes 
of the 

Sandhills 
Baptist Association 

of 

North Carolina 
Forty-eighth Annual Session 




Held With 

UNITY GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH 

October 20, 1997 
and 

EPHESUS BAPTIST CHURCH 

October 21, 1997 

1998 Annual Meeting 

Monday, October 19, 1998...... Cornerstone Baptist Church 

Tuesday, October 20, 1998 Beulah Hill Baptist Church 

Preacher Rev. Robert Morrison 

Alternate Rev. Sandy Yow 

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Dedication of the 1997 Annual 

During the 1997 annual session it was voted to dedicate the 1997 annual in honor of two of our 
distinguished pastors, the Reverend Charles Hinson, pastor, Aberdeen First Baptist Church and the 
Reverend John Stone, pastor, Southern Pines First Baptist Church. During their lengthy pastoral 
ministries they contributed much to their local communities and also to the larger community of 
Baptists in the association and the state and conventions. 




Rev. Hinson was born November 9, 1932 at Fair Bluff, North 
Carolina. On June 2, 1956 he married Jane Haywood of 
Rockingham. They have three children, Charles, Jr., William, and 
Joanna and seven grandchildren. He was educated at the Fair Bluff 
High School, Campbell College, Wake Forest University, and 
Southeastern Theological Seminary. Prior to his current pastorate 
of 27 years at Aberdeen, he served pastorates at Scotland Neck, 
Dovesville (South Carolina), Hamlet, and Warsaw. He has served 
as president of the pastor's conference in several associations, 
moderator of the Sandhills Baptist Association, member of the state 
General Board and the convention Executive Committee. He 
served as president of the state Council on Christian Social 
Services, president of the Wake Forest University Board of 
Ministers and as a Trustee of Wingate University. 



Rev. Stone was born in Durham, North Carolina on March 26, 
1933. In 1955 he married Catherine Styron of Durham. They have 
four children, Kelley, Mary, John, and Jason. He was educated in 
the Durham city schools and Durham High School, Duke 
University, and Southeastern Theological Seminary. In addition to 
his present pastorate of 33 years, Rev. Stone served the Trinity 
Baptist Church in Durham for 4 years. He has served on several 
committees and has held numerous offices in the community, asso- 
ciation, and state convention including president of the pastors' 
conference and moderator of the association. He served on the 
state General Board for two terms, presiding as chairman of the 
Baptist Home for the Aging, Social Service Institutions and on the 
state Executive Committee. He served on the Christian Life 
Committee, the Board of Ministers at Campbell College, the Board 
of Trustees at Meridith College including service on the Executive 
Committee of the Trustee Board. In the local community he served on the Board of Directors of 
Moore County Children's Center, the Advisory Council of the Southern Pines Elementary School, 
Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bethesda Home for Alcoholic Rehabilitation, the Board 
of Directors of the Coalition for Human Care and on the Good Neighbor Council of Southern Pines. 
The Sandhills Baptist Association is deeply indebted to Rev. Hinson and to Rev. Stone for their 
many years of unselfish devoted service to their local churches and for their strong support, wise 
counsel and steady encouragement they gave to the association and its ministries. As the Hinsons, 
Charles and Jane, and the Stones, John and Catherine, come to retirement in April of 1998, we wish 
them good health and an abundance of our heavenly Father's blessings. May they enjoy fulfillment 
of all their aspirations and dreams in retirement. We hope they have many more years fulfilling, 
healthful activities — playing golf, fishing, traveling, writing, being with children and grandchil- 
dren—and the many other personal pursuits they enjoy. Our prayers and best wishes continue with 
you. We take pleasure in dedicating 1997 annual in their honor! 




TABLE OF CONTENTS 

I. Associational Calendar, 1997-98 1 

II. Associational Directory 4 

1. Associational Officers 4 

2. Department Directors 4 

3. Representatives on the State Agencies and Boards 4 

4. Seminary Extension 5 

5. Woman's Missionary Union ....5 

6. Associational Brotherhood Council 6 

7. Association Executive Committee 5 

7. Associational Board Members ....6 

8. Other Church Staff /Ordained Members 8 

III. Church Directory 8 

IV. Constitution and By-laws 28 

V. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting 36 

VI. Officers' Reports 39 

1. Treasurer's Report 39 

2. Clerk's Report/Digest of Letters 40 

3. Director of Missions Report 41 

4. General Board Report 42 

VII. Department Directors' Reports 42 

1. Baptist Men's Report 42 

2. Discipleship Training Report 43 

3. Evangelism Report 43 

4. Library Media Report 44 

5. Missions Development Council Report 45 

6. Music Report 45 

7. Pastoral Ministries Report 46 

8. Senior Adult Report 47 

9. Stewardship Report 47 

10. Sunday School Report 48 

11. Woman's Missionary Union 48 

12. Youth and Campus Ministry Report 49 

VIII. Committee Reports 50 

1. Place and Preacher 50 

2. Committee on Committees 50 

3. Nominations 51 

4. Finance and Budget 52 

5. Ordination Council 53 

6. Property and Grounds 53 

7. Seminary Extension 54 

8. Credentials Committee .....54 

9. Resolutions Committee 55 

IX. Institutions, Agencies and Boards Reports 56 

1. Baptist Foundation 56 

2 Baptist Retirement Homes 56 

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3. Baptist Hospital 56 

4. Baptist Children's Homes 56 

5. Biblical Recorder 56 

6. Christian Higher Education 56 

7. Historical Commission 57 

X. Historical Events in the Churches 57 

XI. In Memorium 64 

XII. Tables 65 

Historical 65 

Statistical 67 

XIII. Map of the Association Inside Back Cover 



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I. Sandhills Baptist Association 
1997-1998 Calender of Events 



OCTOBER 

9 7:00 p.m., WMU Annual Celebration, Aberdeen 

12 World Hunger Day 

16 7:00 p.m., WMU Leaders Workshop 

20 7:00 p.m., SBA Annual Meeting (Unity Grove) 

21 4:00 p.m., SBA Annual Meeting (Ephesus) 

26 Time Change (Fall Back) 

27 SBA Ministers Conference 

30 7:00 p.m., WMU Leaders Workshop, Bethlehem 

NOVEMBER 

2 Assoc. RA Week (2-8) 

3 NC Secretaries Assoc, Ridgecrest (3-5) 
7:00 p.m., Assoc. Music Event, Center 

8 7:00 p.m., Acteens Foreign Mission Study (Ives, 7 p.m.-8 a.m.) 

9 Baptist Children's Home Offering (10-17) 
10 Baptist State Convention (10-12) 

16 Week of Prayer/Children's Home Offering (16-23) 

24 SBA Ministers Conference 
7:00 p.m., Assoc. Deacons Workshop 

27 Thanksgiving 

30 Week of Prayer & Lottie Moon Offering (30-Dec. 7) 

DECEMBER 

1 6:30 p.m., SBA Ministers/Spouses Christmas Dinner 

21 Winter begins 

25 Christmas 

JANUARY 

1 New Year's Day 

17 10:00 a.m., WMU Team Planning Meeting (Deanna's Office) 

19 Assoc. Ex. Comm. (6:30), Board (7:00 p.m.) 

20 6:30 p.m., Youth Leaders Meeting (Covered Dish, Center) 

22 6:30 p.m., Assoc. Music Swap Shop, Center 

25 Baptist Men's Day, SBC 

26 10:00 a.m., SBA Ministers Conference 
30 State Baptist Men's Convention, Greensboro (30-1/1) 

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2 State Evangelism Conference (2-3) 
9 7:00 p.m., SBA Ministers Conference 

14 Valentine's Day 

15 Baptist Seminaries, Colleges & Schools Emphasis 

16 6:30 p.m., Sunday School Conference 

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8 Youth Week, SBC (8-15) 
14 10:00 a.m., Assoc. Media Library Workshop, Center 

19 7:00 p.m., WMU Annual Meeting (Taylors Mem.) 

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Easter 

9:00 a.m., On Track for Missions, Union Pines 

Doctrine Study, SBC (20-24) 

7:00 p.m., Assoc. VBS Clinic, Carthage 

6:30 p.m., Youth Leaders Meeting (Covered dish, Center) 

10:00 a.m., WMU Leadership Team Training (Elaine C, 10-3 p.m.) 

10:00 a.m., SBA Ministers Conference 

5:30 p.m., Assoc. Sr. Adult Fellowship Dinner, Beulah Hill 



Christian Home Emphasis, SBC (3-10) 

8:00 a.m., State Key Leadership, Caswell (4-5) 

Mother's Day 

Mother's Day Offering for Baptist Hospital (3-10) 

10:00 a.m., SBA Ministers Conference 

6:30 p.m., Assoc. Ex. Comm., Assoc. Board, 7 p.m. 

State General Board (19-20) 

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6:30 p.m., Assoc. Stewardship Workshop 

Youth Mission Project (Tentative, June 6-14) 

Southern Baptist Convention, Salt Lake City (9-11) 

Caraway, Summer Camps for Boys Open 

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II. Associational Directory 

1. Associational Officers 

Director of Missions Dr. J. Billy Graham, PO Box 507, Carthage 28327 947-2238, 

947-3303 

Moderator Mr. Robert Cooke, 723 Stanton Hill Rd, Carthage, NC 28327, 

919-776-0056 

Vice-moderator Rev. Ernest Ferrell, P O Box 400, Robbins, N C 27325, 910-948-2768 

Clerk Mr. Dewitt Purvis, 1675 Borden Rd., Carthage 28327; 948-2863 

Treasurer Dr. Wayne Adams, PO Box 476, Carthage 28327; 947-5517 

Parliamentarian Mr. Bill Bost, 204 Glenwood Trail, Sou. Pines 28387 692-5419 

Historian Mrs. Kay Neff, 790 N. May St., Sou. Pines 28387; 692-2395 

Trustees Mr. Wallace Edwards, Robbins; Mrs. Glen Crissman Ashley Heights; 

Mr. Jack Short, Beulah Hill 



2. Department Directors 

Brotherhood Mr. Charles English, PO Box 944, Carthage 28327; 947-1718 

Mr. Lewis Blue, 2726 Farm Life School Rd., Carthage, 28327 

Dis. Training Mr. David Schuchard, Box 963, Aberdeen, 28315; 944-1844 

Evangelism Rev. Don Ballenger, Box 278, Pinebluff 28373; 281-3247 

Library Services.... Mrs. Jane Rogers, 1171 US Hwy #1, Cameron, NC 28326; 245-4160 

Missions Council Rev. Ed Johnson, 831 Lamms Rd., Carthage, NC 28327; 947-1686 

Music Mrs. Sandi Ward, P O Box 400., Robbins 27325; 948-2768 

Pastoral Ministries Rev. Jesse Mansfield, Box 437, Vass 28394 245-4544 

Senior Adult Rev. Archie Stevens, 109 Pinesage Dr., West End 27376; 295-9176 

Stewardship Rev. Gregg Newton, 2237 Camp Easter Rd., Carthage, NC 28327; 

695-1826 

Sunday School Rev. Stephen Burrow, Box 66, Lemon Springs 28355; 919-499-5612 

Woman's Missionary Union Mrs. Deanna Stockwell, PO Box 97, Aberdeen 

28315; 944-7981 
Youth Mrs. Donna Lowe, P O Box 1066, Aberdeen 28315; 944-1421 



3. Representatives 

Baptist Hospital Rev. Jimmy Phillips, Rt. 1 Box 146, Cameron 28326, 947-3297 

Baptist Foundation Rev. Charles Hinson, PO Box 1066, Aberdeen 28315, 944-1421, 

673-2058 

Biblical Recorder Mrs. Bernice Briggs, 7810 White Hill Rd., Sanford 27330; 

919-776-9360 
Children's Home Dr. & Mrs. Fleet Allen, 170 Pinehurst Trace, Pinehurst 28374; 

295-6034 
Christian Education... Rev. David Helms, 415 Broadmeade, Sou. Pines 28387; 692-8750 
NC Baptist Retirement Homes Mr. John Carpenter, 611 Sun Rd., Aberdeen 28315; 

944-9722 
NC General Board Rev. John Stone, 235 Hill Rd., Sou. Pines 28387 692-7174; 

692-8750 






4. Seminary Extension 

Rev. Ed Johnson, 831 Lamms Rd., Carthage 28327; 947-1686 

5. Woman's Missionary Union Officers 

WMU Director Deanna Stockwell, PO Box 97, Aberdeen 28315; 281-4370, 944-2627 

Asst WMU Director Evelyn Ballenger, P O Box 278, Pinebluff, 28373, 281-3082 

Women on Mission Consultants Evelyn Ballenger, PO Box 278, Pinebluff, 28373, 

281-3082 

Patricia Gregory, 9024 Gunter Lake Rd, Aberdeen, 28315; 919-499-9360 

Acteens Consultants... Nellie Wilson, 912 Pinebluff Lake Rd, Aberdeen 28315; 281-3616 

Ann Miller, 145 Bronwyn St., Southern Pines 28387; 295-2619 

GA Consultants Nancy Upchurch, 4108 Swann Station Rd, Sanford 27330; 

I.499.4347 

Vickie Comer, 959 Red Hill, Cameron, N C 28326; 1-910-245-7195 

Missions Friends Consultants Debbra Lambert, P O Box 744, Robbins, 27325; 

948-3595 
Teresa Wallace, P O Box 232, Robbins, 27325; 948-4255 

WMU Mission Consultants Elaine Crissman, 10199 Aberdeen Rd, Aberdeen, 28315; 

944-1229 
Viola Bowlin, 7901 John Garner Rd, Sanford 27330 

WMU Churchwide Mission Concultant Margaret Shields, Box 217, Robbins 27235; 

948-2502 

Baptist Nursing Fellowship Patricia Gregorgy, 9024 Gunter Lake Rd, Sanford, 27330 

Nominating Committee *Bernice Briggs, 919-776-9360; Edith Marsh, 947-2923; 

Pauline Morrison, 919-776-3738; Ina Hussey, 919-464-3071; 

Waddell Harris, 947-5688 

6. Associational Executive Committee 

Moderator Mr. Robert Cooke 

Vice-moderator Rev. Ernest Ferrell 

Clerk Mr. Dewitt Purvis 

Treasurer Dr. Wayne Adams 

Parliamentarian Mr. Bill Bost 

General Board Representative Rev. John Stone 

Pastors' Conference President Rev. Stephen Burrow 

Finance and Budget Committee Chairman Mr. Jimmy Melton 

Director of Missions Dr. J. Billy Graham 

Department Directors 



7. Brotherhood Council 

Director Mr. Charles English, PO Box 944, Carthage 28327; 947-3923 

Co-director Lewis Blue, 2726 Farm Life School Rd, Carthage, NC 28327; 949-2357 

R. A. Director Robbie Gibson, P O Box 821 , West End, 27376; 281-0136 



8. Associational Board 

Aberdeen, First Mrs. Frances Bosworth, P.O. Box 1287, Aberdeen 28315; 

910/944-7076 

Mrs. Alease Fowler, 1 185 Roseland Rd., Aberdeen 28315; 910/944-2467 

Mr. Vivian Green, P.O. Box 681 , Aberdeen 28315; 910/944-2584 

Ashley Heights Mrs. Elaine Crissman, 10199 Aberdeen Rd., Aberdeen 28315; 

910/944-1229 

Mr. Glenn Crissman, 10199 Aberdeen Rd., Aberdeen 28315; 910/944-1229 

Mrs. Judy D. Strother, 1892 Strother Rd., Aberdeen 28315; 910/281-4353 

Beaver Creek Mr. David Hardy, 293 Lee's Branch Dr., Carthage 28327; 

910/947-2881 

Mr. Allen Marion, Rt. 6 Box 718A, Sanford 27330; 919/499-2932 

Rev. Joe Sharpe, 6100 Rocky Fork Church Rd., Sanford 27330; 919/775-1170 

Mr. James Tyner, 185 Pineywood Church Rd., Cameron 28326; 910/245-4443 

Mr. Joe Wood, 319 US Hwy. 1, Cameron 28326; 910/245-2881 

Bethlehem Mrs. Betty D. Davis, 203 McDarimid Rd., Pinehurst 28374; 910/295-6939 

Mr. Leo Davis, 203 McDairmid Rd., Pinehurst 28374; 910/295-6939 
Mrs. Catherine B. Kennedy, 337 Peace Rd., Carthage 28327; 910/947-2062 

Beulah Hill Mr. Jerry Graham, P.O. Box 22, Pinehurst 28374; 910/295-6773 

Calvary Mr. Ralph Bauguess, 472 Coles Mill Rd., Carthage 28327; 910/947-3041 

Mr. Harold Chalflinch, 256 Challlinch Rd., Robbins 27325; 910/948-4743 
Mr. Jim Kivett, 123 Bethlehem Church Rd., Carthage 28327 

Cameron Mr. Mitchell Edmonds, 449 Edmonds Rd., Cameron 28326; 910/245-4879 

M/Mrs. Steven Gilmore, 476 James H. Rd., Cameron 28326; 910/947-3860 

Carthage, First Mr. Robert Lawhon, Carthage 28327 

Dr. William Walton, P.O. Box 891, Carthage 28327; 910/947-2334 
Mr. Woodrow Wilhoit, P.O. Box 424, Carthage 28327; 910/947-2465 

Cornerstone Mr. Hurley Cheek, 4372 Hwy. 73, West End 27376; 910/673-4604 

Mr. James Garner, 3677 Vass-Carthage Rd., Carthage 28327; 910/949-2772 
Mrs. Voncille Greene, P.O. Box 101, Pinehurst 28370; 910/295-6033 

Eagle Springs Mr. Bob Carter, P.O. Box 380, West End 27376; 910/673-0262 

Mr. Roger Martin, P.O. Box 228, Eagle Springs 27242; 910/675-7502 
Mrs. Irene Thomas, P.O. Box 562, West End 27376; 910/673-5303 

Emmanuel Mr. Robbie Baker, 152 Mcintosh Rd., Carthage 28327; 910/245-4806 

Mr. Paul Sowder, 3285 Underwood Rd., Carthage 28327; 919/776-6358 

Mr. Van Stanley, 731 Red Branch Rd., Carthage 28327; 910/947-2378 

Mr. David Taylor, 1168 Old River Rd., Carthage 28327; 910/947-5915 

Mr. Sammy Taylor, P.O. Box 1350, Carthage 28327; 910/947-2622 

Ephesus Mr. Willis Coggins, 7021 Cedar Lane Rd., Sanford 27330; 919/776-1319 

Mr. W.T. McLendon, 7228 Chris Cole Rd., Sanford 27330; 919/775-2279 
Mr. Larry White, 8805 Hancock Rd., Cameron 28326; 919/775-5199 



Fairview Mr. Marshall Caddell, 5284 Dowd Rd., West End 27376; 910/673-4052 

Mr. H.B. Marona, P.O. Box 13, Cameron 28326; 910/245-7010 
Mr. John Wiggins, Jr., 159 Carthage Rd., Carthage 28327; 910/947-3206 

Faith Mr. John Martin, 1844 NC 24/27 Hwy., Cameron 28326; 910/245-7292 

Mr. William Wilson, 1876 NC 24/27 Hwy., Cameron 28326; 910/245-4485 

Ives Memorial Mrs. Viola Baggett, RO. Box 304, Pinebluff 28373; 910/281-3696 

Lemon Springs Mr. Gary Bullock, 5717 Rocky Fork Church Rd., Sanford 27330; 

919/775-7188 

Mr. Harvey Holland, 6324 Wild Life Rd., Sanford 27330; 919/776-8688 

Mr. Woodrow Thomas, 3629 Hickory House Rd., Sanford 27330; 919/775-3327 

Middle Cross Mr. Douglas Bowyer, Sunset Dr., West End 27376; 910/673-5171 

Mrs. Francis Cagle, 611 Lucas Rd., West End 27376; 910/673-7891 
Mr. Bobby Dunn, RO. Box 441, West End 27376; 910-673-6201 

New Freedom Mr. David R. Garner, P.O. Box 412, Lakeview 28350; 910/692-8559 

Mrs. Cheryl Greene, P.O. Box 1124, Pinebluff 28373; 910/281-4390 
Mr. Joe Howell, 177 Hill Side Rd., Southern Pines 28387; 910/692-4167 

New Home Mr. Larry Cummings, 894 Ring Rd., Carthage 28327; 910/245-4437 

Mr. Warren Cummings, 204 J. Burns Rd., Vass 28394; 910/245-7786 
Rev. Billy Futral, 782 Baker Rd., Cameron 28326; 910/245-7129 

Pine Grove ...Mr. Vernon Brewer, 16319 Hwy. 24/27, Eagle Springs 27242; 

910/948-2974 

Mr. Robert L. Brown, 224 Russell Rd., Eagle Springs 27242; 910/948-3763 

Mr. Samuel E. Myrick, 147 Bailey Rd., Biscoe 27209; 910/673-6932 

Mr. Wayne Sheffield, 17372 Hwy. 24/27, Biscoe 27209; 910/428-1038 

Pineywood Mr. Darren Brown, Sanford 27330; 919/774-4891 

Mr. Donny Doby, 150 Doby Rd., Cameron 28326; 910/245-3265 
Mr. Kevin Ray, Lakeview 28350; 910/245-2873 

Pleasant Hill Mr. Oscar Bobbin, 1300 Nigara Rd., Southern Pines 28387; 

910/692-8766 

Mr. C.G. Boyte, 202 Boyd Ln., Southern Pines 28387; 910/692-3298 

Mr. James Talbert, 176 Sullivan Dr., Blue Farm, Carthage 28327; 910/949-2586 

Red Branch M/Ms. Junior Baxley, 469 Monroe Rd., Cameron 28327; 

910/947-2754 
M/Ms. Ernest Childress, 168 Daisy Hill Rd., Carthage 28327; 910/947-2383 

Robbins, First Rev. Richard Hayes, P.O. Box 519, Robbins 27325; 910/464-6132 

Mrs. Lena Lewis, 15583 NC Hwy. 24/27, Eagle Springs 27242; 910/948-2896 
Mr. Worth Lewis, 15583 NC Hwy. 24/27, Eagle Springs 27242; 910/948-2896 

Southern Pines, First Mr. Curt Bettini, P.O. Box 1258, Southern Pines 28388; 

910/692-2609 

Mr. Bill Bost, 204 Glenwood Tr., Southern Pines 28387; 910/692-4988 

Mrs. Barbara Whitaker-Mays, 55 E. Longleaf Dr., Pinehurst 28374; 910/295-6535 

Taylor Memorial Jack Hartsell, 1671 Roseridge Rd., Jackson Springs 

27281; 910/281-3054 

Lewis Russell, 4084 Hoffman Rd., Jackson Springs 27281; 910/281-3755 

Terry Williams, 1823 Roseridge Rd., Jackson Springs 27281; 910/281-3512 

Unity Grove Mr. Jack Burke, 291 Ritter Rd., Robbins 27325; 910/464-3760 

Mr. Vickie Cox, 788 Flint Hill Church Rd., Robbins 27325; 910/948-4830 
Mr. Tony Monroe, 1074 Talc Mine Rd., Robbins 27325; 910/948-3342 



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Vass, First Mr. Lane Bullock, P.O. Box 40, Vass 28394; 910/245-7741 

Mrs. Barbara Koonce, P.O. Box 486, Vass 28394; 910/245-7741 
Mrs. Belinda McNeill, 226 Hennings Dr., Vass 28394; 910-245-4262 

Victory Community Mr. Ken Bouldin, P.O. Box 3, West End 27376; 910/673-8941 

Mrs. Patricia Chriscoe, 620 Doubs Chapel Rd., West End 27376; 910/947-5130 
Rebecca Chriscoe, Doubs Chapel Rd., West End 27376; 910-295-5964 

West End Mrs. Laverne Cole, 1904 Juniper Lake Rd., West End 27376; 

910/295-6530 

Mrs. Teresa Crouch, #4 Stones Throw, West End 27326; 910/673-2664 

Mrs. Pauline O'Dell, P.O. Box 6, West End 27326; 910/673-2494 



9. Other Church Staff and Ordained Ministers 

Rev. Robert Denton 1893 Putman-Glendon Rd., Carthage, 28327; 464-5012 

Rev. Benny Edwards P.O. Box 368, 150 N. Wood, Southern Pines, 28387; 692-3305 

Rev. Billy Futral 782 Baker Rd, Cameron, 28326; 245-7129 

Rev. Carolyn Helms 415 Broadmeade, Southern Pines, 28387; 692-2632 

Rev. David Helms 415 Broadmeade, Southern Pines, 28387; 692-2632 

Rev. Allison Coltrane 1270 Rays Bridge Rd., Whispering Pines, 28327; 692-8750 

Rev. Joe Sharpe 6012 Rocky Fork Church Rd., Sanford, 27730; 919-776-6137 

Rev. J. W. Elliott 165 S. Massachusetts Ave., Southern Pines, 28387; 692-8604 

Rev. Richard Hayes P.O. Box 400, Robbins, 27325; 948-2768 

Rev. Hayes Ritter 879 Howards Mill Rd, Robbins, 27325; 464-3157 

Rev. Hosea Miranda P.O. Box 634, West End, 27376; 692-6832 



III. Church Directory 

Aberdeen, First 

Moore County, P.O. Box 1066, Aberdeen, NC 28315-1066; 910/944-1421 

Senior Pastor Rev. Charles Hinson, 1174 Seven Lakes N., West End, NC 27376; 

910/673-2058 
ACP Contact Person Mrs. Rita R. Cameron, 904 Glendale Dr., Aberdeen, NC 28315; 

910/944-8830 
Minister of Music Rev. Jerry Armstrong, P.O. Box 1066, Aberdeen, NC 28315; 

910/944-1421 
Minister of Youth Mrs. Donna Lowe, P.O. Box 1066. Aberdeen, NC 28315; 

910/944-1421 
Minister of Children Mrs. Donna Lowe, P.O. Box 1066, Aberdeen, NC 28315; 

910/944-1421 
Church Organist Mrs. Deborah Richardson, P.O. Box 1066, Aberdeen, NC 28315; 

910/944-1421 
Church Pianist Ms. Tammy Kujawski, P.O. Box 1066, Aberdeen, NC 28315; 

910/944-1421 



Sunday School Director Mr. Sherrill Lee, 105 Rowe Ave., Aberdeen, NC 28315; 

910/944-2053 

Brotherhood Director Dr. Tom Vicars, P.O. Box 1066, Aberdeen, NC 28315; 

910/692-7127 

WMU Director Ms. Cladie Heisel, 402 Lakeshore Dr., Aberdeen, NC 28315; 

910/944-1480 

Chairman of Deacons Mr. James Conner, 307 E. Main St., Aberdeen, NC 28315; 

910/944-2070 

Church Treasurer Mr. Robert (Bob) Morrison, RO. Box 1066, Aberdeen, NC 28315; 

910/944-2460 

Church Clerk Mrs. Rita Cameron, 904 Glendale Dr., Aberdeen, NC 28315; 

910/944-8830 

Messengers to Association Mrs. Frances Bosworth, P.O. Box 1287, Aberdeen, NC 

28315; 910/944-7076 

Mr. Vivian Green, P.O. Box 681, Aberdeen, NC 28315; 910/944-2584 

Mrs. Charles Hinson, P.O. Box 1066, Aberdeen, NC 28315; 910/944-1421 

Rev. Charles S. Hinson, P.O. Box 1421, Aberdeen, NC 28315; 910/944-1421 

Ashley Heights 

Hoke County, 10351 Aberdeen Rd., Aberdeen, NC 28315; 910/944-1952 

Senior Pastor Rev. Joel (Sandy) E. Yow, 204 Reservation Rd., Aberdeen, NC 28315; 

910/944-9731 

ACP Contact Person Mrs. Frances W. Pickler, 2776 Reservation Rd., Aberdeen, NC 

28315; 910/281-4131 
Minister of Music Mrs. Amy S. Ivey, 225 S. Ashe St., Southern Pines, NC 28387; 

910/692-8623 
Church Pianist Mrs. Amy S. Ivey, 225 S. Ashe St., Southern Pines, NC 28387; 

910/692-8623 

Sunday School Director Mrs. Sherry C. Lucas, 700 Carolina Rd., Aberdeen, NC 

28315; 910/944-7403 
Brotherhood Director ...Mr. Leland D. Strother, 1892 Strother Rd., Aberdeen, NC 28315; 

910/281-4353 
WMU Director Mrs. Evelyn Moss, 708 Bethesda Rd., Aberdeen, NC 28315; 

910/944-8146 
Chairman of Deacons Mr. Mike Lucas, 700 Carolina Rd., Aberdeen, NC 28315; 

910/944-7403 
Church Treasurer Mrs. Judy D. Strother, 1892 Strother Rd., Aberdeen, NC 28315; 

910/281-4353 
Church Clerk Mrs. Frances W. Pickler, 2776 Reservation Rd., Aberdeen, NC 28315; 

910/281-4131 

Beaver Creek 

Lee County, 4600 Nicholson Rd., Cameron, NC 28326; 919/499-4762 

Senior Pastor Rev. Robert Schwartz, 6400 Nicholson Rd., Cameron, NC 28326; 

919/499-4762 
ACP Contact Person Mrs. Lynette Allen, 5305 Greenwood Rd., Sanford, NC 27330; 

919/776-9656 



Minister of Music Mrs. Dru Schwartz, 105 Primrose St., Cameron, NC 28326; 

910/245-7053 

Minister of Youth M/Ms. John/Donna Brown, P.O. Box 243, Cameron, NC 28326; 

910/245-4960 

Church Pianist Mrs. Joyce Pilson, 184 White Oak Dr., Cameron, NC 28326; 

910/245-7839 

Sunday School Director Mr. Lynn Watson, 4607 Nicholson Rd., Cameron, NC 28326; 

919/499-1599 

Discipleship Training Director Mr. Scott McLean, 6307 Rocky Fork Church Rd., 

Sanford, NC 27330; 919/774-7250 

Brotherhood Director Mr. Doug Hankins, 872 L. Cooper Rd., Cameron, NC 28326; 

910/245-4022 

WMU Director Mrs. Louise Hardy, 293 Lees Branch Dr., Carthage, NC 28327; 

910/947-3689 

Chairman of Deacons Mr. David Hardy, 293 Lees Branch Rd., Carthage, NC 28327; 

910/947-3689 

Church Treasurer Mrs. Pat Melton, 3447 Hickory House Rd., Sanford, NC 27330; 

919/774-3137 

Church Clerk Mrs. Lynette Allen, 5305 Greenwood Rd., Sanford, NC 27330; 

919/776-9656 

Ordained Ministers Rev. Joseph Sharpe, 6100 Rocky Fork Church Rd., Sanford, NC 

27330; 919/776-6137 

Messengers to Association Mrs. Patricia Gregory, P.O. Box 215, Lemon Springs, NC 

28355; 919/947-9360 

M/Ms. David Hardy, 293 Lee's Branch Rd., Carthage, NC 28327; 910/947-3689 

Mr. Scott McLean, 6307 Rocky Fork Rd., Sanford, NC 27330; 919/774-7250 

Mrs. Cleo Wood, 1648 Stanton Hill Rd., Cameron, NC 28326; 910/947-5966 

Mr. Joe Wood, 319 US Hwy. 1, Cameron, NC 28326; 919/245-2881 

Bethlehem 

Moore County, 831 Lamms Rd., Carthage, NC 28327-7895; 910/947-1686 

Senior Pastor ....Rev. Ernest L. Johnson, Jr., 831 Lamms Rd., Carthage, NC 28327-7895; 

910/947-1686 
Minister of Music Mr. Randy Baughn, 333 Baughn Trail, Carthage, NC 28327; 

910/947-2151 
Minister of Youth Mr. David Taylor, 133 Niagra-Carthage Rd., Carthage, NC 28327; 

910/947-1570 

Minister of Children Mrs. Leona G. Barber, 833 Vass-Carthage Rd., Carthage, NC 

28327; 910/947-5034 
Media Library Director Mrs. Betty Rorie, P.O. Box 427, Carthage, NC 28327-0427; 

910/947-5677 

Church Organist Mrs. Paula Hall, 483 Jody Rd., Carthage, NC 28327; 910/947-2575 

Church Pianist. ..Mr. Robert Comer, 1615 Dover Church Rd., Seagrove, NC 27341-7227; 

910/428-4297 

Sunday School Director Mr. Steve Harris, 208 J Dowdy Rd., Carthage, NC 

28327-8430; 910/948-3354 
WMU Director Mrs. Waddell Harris, 4108 Dowd Rd., Carthage, NC 28327-8488; 

910/947-5688 

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Chairman of Deacons Mr. Richard Seawell, 3244 Dowd Rd., Carthage, NC 

28327-8482; 910/947-2030 

Church Treasurer Mr. Richard Seawell, 3244 Dowd Rd., Carthage, NC 28327-8482; 

910/947-2030 

Stewardship Chairman Mr. Richard Seawell, 3244 Dowd Rd., Carthage, NC 

28327-8482; 910/947-2030 

Church Clerk Mrs. Kay D. Robbins, RO. Box 103, Carthage, NC 28327-0103; 

910/947-5791 

Messengers to Association Mrs. Charity T. Barber, RO. Box 734, Carthage, NC 

28327-0734; 910/947-0734 

Mrs. Betty D. Davis, 203 McDarimid Rd., Pinehurst, NC 28374; 910/295-6939 

Mr. Leo Davis, 203 McDairmid Rd., Pinehurst, NC 28374; 910/295-6939 

Mrs. Ann Dowd, 2254 Dowd Rd., Carthage, NC 28327; 910/947-5650 

Mr. Don Thomas, 3551 Carthage Rd., West End, NC 27376; 910/676-0520 

Mrs. Margaret Thomas, 3551 Carthage Rd., West End, NC 27376; 910/673-0520 

Beulah Hill 

Moore County, P.O. Box 492, Pinehurst, NC 28374; 910/295-6323 

Senior Pastor Rev. Archie Stevens, 109 Pinesage Dr., West End, NC 27376; 

910/295-9176 
ACP Contact Person Mrs. Wanda Hardister, 180 Rosy Rd., Aberdeen, NC 28315; 

910/944-9235 
Minister of Music Mr. Ken Loyd, 4176 Murdocksville Rd., West End, NC 27376; 

910/295-6248 
Church Organist Mr. Ken Loyd, 4176 Murdocksville Rd., West End, NC 27376; 

910/295-6248 
Church Pianist Mrs. Patty Lunday, 189 Lunday Ln., Carthage, NC 27327; 

910/949-3628 
Sunday School Director Mr. Harry Graham, P.O. Box 173, Pinehurst, NC 28374; 

910/295-8325 
WMU Director Mrs. Mabel Foster, 122 Reservation Rd., Aberdeen, NC 28315; 

910/944-1645 
Chairman of Deacons Mr. Jack Short, 235 Duncan Rd., Southern Pines, NC 28387; 

910/692-7341 
Church Treasurer Mr. Rodney Lunday, 189 Lunday Ln., Carthage, NC 28387; 

910/949-3628 
Church Clerk Mrs. Wanda Hardister, 180 Lunday Ln., Aberdeen, NC 28315; 

910/944-9235 
Messengers to Association Mrs. Dorothy Key, 2248 Joel Rd., Carthage, NC 28327; 

910/947-2353 
Mr. William E. Moore, 6924 Beulah Hill Church Rd., Pinehurst, NC 28374; 

910/295-6953 
Mrs. Thelma Short, 235 Duncan Rd., Southern Pines, NC 28387; 910/692-7341 

Calvary 

Moore County, 549 Plank Rd., Carthage, NC 28327; 910/948-4422 

Senior Pastor Rev. Bennie Maness, 204 Mt. Carmel Rd., Carthage, NC 28327; 

910/948-3995 

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Minister of Music Mr. Roy J. Brown, 1 148 Plank Rd., Carthage, NC 28327; 

910/994-2521 

Minister of Youth Mr. Brent Overton, 820 Needmore Rd., Carthage, NC 28327; 

910/947-1819 

Minister of Recreation Ms. Ellen Garner, 6 Woodcrest Dr., Lexington, NC 27292; 

910/248-6984 

Church Secretary ....Mr. Dougie J. Garner, 684 Flint Hill Church Rd., Robbins, NC 

27325; 910/948-2168 
Mr. Greg Ritter, 11218 NC Hwy. 24/27, Carthage, NC 28327; 910/948-2778 

Church Organist Mrs. Rita H. Marley, 132 Wayland Rd., Robbins, NC 27325; 

910/464-3039 

Church Pianist ....Mrs. Karen P. Chalflinch, 1711 Borden Rd., Carthage, NC 28327; 

910/948-2961 

Sunday School Director Mr. Arthur Brewer, 380 Plank Rd., Carthage, NC 28327; 

910/948-3218 

WMU Director Mrs. Linda Daggerhart, 163 Mine Rd., Carthage, NC 28327; 

910/947-3328 

Chairman of Deacons Mr. Dewitt Purvis, 1675 Borden Rd., Carthage, NC 28327; 

910/948-2863 

Church Treasurer Mr. Greg Ritter, 11218 NC Hwy. 24/27, Carthage, NC 28327; 

910/948-2778 

Church Clerk Mrs. Janet Brewer, 380 Plank Rd., Carthage, NC 28327; 910/948-3218 

Prayer Ministry Coordinator Mr. Harold Chalflinch, 256 Chalflinch Rd., Robbins, NC 

27325; 910/948-4743 

Messengers to Association Mrs. Josephine Brown, 968 Crabtree Rd., Carthage, NC 

28327; 910/948-2302 

Mrs. Evelyn Chalflinch, 367 Marley Rd., Robbins, NC 27325; 910/948-3731 

Mrs. May Kennedy, P.O. Box 712, Robbins, NC 27325; 910/948-3256 

Mrs. Sylvia Purvis, 1675 Borden Rd., Carthage, NC 28327; 910/948-2863 

Cameron 

Moore County, P.O. Box 155, Cameron, NC 28325-0155; 910/245-7789 

Senior Pastor Dr. Gregory D. Poplin, P.O. Box 155, Cameron, NC 28326; 

910/245-7789 
ACP Contact Person Mrs. Patricia Y. Loving, P.O. Box 242, Cameron, NC 28326; 

910/245-2765 
Minister of Music Mr. Steven Gilmore, 476 James H. Rd., Cameron, NC 28326; 

910/947-3860 
Minister of Youth Mrs. Kathy Comer, 7907 Cedar Lane Rd., Sanford, NC 27330; 

919/775-7999 
Media Library Director ....Mrs. Florence Hardy, 532 James H. Rd., Cameron, NC 28326; 

910/947-5538 
Church Organist Mrs. Cheryl H. Gilmore, 476 James H. Rd., Cameron, NC 28326; 

910/947-3860 
Church Pianist Mrs. Judy Saunders, 786 Dayflower Ct., Vass, NC 28394; 

910/947-1190 

Sunday School Director Mr. Frankie Comer, 7907 Cedar Lane Rd., Sanford, NC 

27330; 919/775-7999 

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Brotherhood Director Mr. Russ Kelly, 2942 NC Hwy. 24/27, Cameron, NC 28326; 

910/245-4106 

Chairman of Deacons Mr. Lee McKinney, 301 US Hwy. 1, Cameron, NC 28326; 

910/245-4270 

Church Treasurer Mrs. Nancy Kelly, 7815 Cedar Lane Rd., Sanford, NC 27330; 

919/776-1179 

Stewardship Chairman Mr. Halford Allen, 5201 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Cameron, NC 

28326; 919/776-5377 

Church Clerk Mrs. Patricia Y. Loving, RO. Box 242, Cameron, NC 28326; 

910/245-2765 

Messengers to Association M/Ms. David Michael, 1315 L. Cooper Rd., Cameron, NC 

28326; 910/245-7254 

M/Ms. Frank Comer, 8515 Blakely Rd., Sanford, NC 27330; 919/776-3408 

Mrs. Cheryl H. Gilmore, 476 James H. Rd., Cameron, NC 28326; 910/947-3860 

M/Ms. Lee Templeton, 731 Mimosa Dr., Woodlake, Vass, NC 28394; 910/245-3772 

M/Ms. Steven Gilmore, 476 James H. Rd., Cameron, NC 28326; 910/947-3860 

Carthage, First 

Moore County, P.O. Box 824, Carthage, NC 28327; 910/947-2456 

Senior Pastor Dr. Algie Martin, P.O. Box 824, Carthage, NC 28327; 910/947-2407 

ACP Contact Person Mrs. Delores Pacitto, P.O. Box 824, Carthage, NC 28327; 

910/947-2456 

Minister of Music Mrs. Lorraine Inman, P.O. Box 681, Pinehurst, NC 28374 

Media Library Director Mrs. Juliet L. King, P.O. Box 644, Carthage, NC 28327; 

910/947-2315 
Church Organist Mrs. Lorraine Inman, P.O. Box 681, Pinehurst, NC 28374-8374; 

910/692-7632 
Church Pianist Mrs. Carolyn Burley, 404 Vass-Carthage Rd., Carthage, NC 28327; 

910/949-2982 
Sunday School Director Mrs. Glenda Layton, P.O. Box 716, Carthage, NC 28327; 

910/947-2031 
WMU Director Mrs. Worthy McKenzie, P.O. Box 151, Carthage, NC 28327; 

910/947-5541 

Mrs. Iola Walton, P.O. Box 891, Carthage, NC 28327; 910/947-2334 

Chairman of Deacons Dr. William Walton, P.O. Box 891 , Carthage, NC 28327; 

910/947-2334 
Church Treasurer Mrs. Worthy McKenzie, P.O. Box 151, Carthage, NC 28327; 

910/947-5541 
Church Clerk Mr. Woodrow Wilhoit, P.O. Box 424, Carthage, NC 28327; 

910/947-2465 
Ordained Minister Dr. Billy Graham, P.O. Box 507, Carthage, NC 28327; 

910/947-3303 

Cornerstone 

Moore & Lee Counties, 656 Hoffman Rd., West End, NC 27376; 910/673-4085 

Senior Pastor. ..Rev. James R. Cagle, 447 Mount Carmel Rd., Carthage, NC 28327-0447; 

910/948-3744 

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ACP Contact Person Mrs. Patricia Brown, 1655 Central Dr., Southern Pines, NC 

28387; 910/695-0781 
Rev. James R. Cagle, 447 Mount Carmel Rd., Carthage, NC 28327; 910/948-3744 

Minister of Music Mrs. Frieda Swain, 151 Swain Ln., West End, NC 27376; 

910/295-6084 

Minister of Youth Mr. Wayne Hollyfield, 1115 Foxfire Rd., Aberdeen, NC 28315; 

910/295-2777 

Minister of Children Mrs. Brenda Frye, P.O. Box 1967, Pinehurst, NC 28374; 

910/281-4725 

Minister of Preschool Mrs. Terry C. Scott, 9412 Calloway Rd., Aberdeen, NC 28315; 

910/281-3628 

Minister of Recreation Mr. Charles W. Scott, 9412 Calloway Rd., Aberdeen, NC 

28315; 910/281-3628 

Church Secretary Mrs. Patricia Brown, 1655 Central Dr., Southern Pines, NC 

28387; 910/695-0781 

Church Organist Mrs. Frieda Swain, 151 Swain Ln., West End, NC 27376; 

910/295-6084 

Church Pianist Mrs. Audra McLean, 3 Pine Top Ct., Foxfire Village, NC 27281; 

910/215-0057 

Sunday School Director Mr. Wayne E. Hollyfield, 1115 Foxfire Rd., Aberdeen, NC 

28315; 910/295-2777 

Discipleship Training Director Rev. James R. Cagle, 447 Mount Carmel Rd., 

Carthage, NC 28327; 910/948-3744 

WMU Director Mrs. Patricia Brown, 1655 Central Dr., Southern Pines, NC 28387; 

910/695-0781 
Chairman of Deacons ...Mr. Charles W. Scott, 9412 Calloway Rd., Aberdeen, NC 28315; 

910/281-3628 
Church Treasurer ....Mrs. Kristi D. Tanner, 2313 NC Hwy. 211, Eagle Springs, NC 27242; 

910/673-7299 

Church Clerk Mrs. Patricia Brown, 1655 Central Dr., Southern Pines, NC 28387; 

910/695-0781 

Prayer Ministry Coordinator Mr. Dan Wilson, 927 Summer Hill Church Rd., 

West End, NC 27376; 910/947-3806 

Messengers to Association Mrs. Bobbie F. Cagle, 447 Mount Carmel Rd., 

Carthage, NC 28327; 910/948-3744 

Mr. Chuck Scott, 9412 Calloway Rd., Aberdeen, NC 28315; 910/281-3628 

Mrs. Terry C. Scott, 9412 Calloway Rd., Aberdeen, NC 28315; 910/281-3628 

Eagle Springs 

Senior Pastor Rev. Kenneth Baker, 1909 Pearces Rd., Zebulon, NC 27597; 

919/404-0955 
ACP Contact Person Mrs. Betty Boroughs, P.O. Box 158, Eagle Springs, NC 27242; 

910/673-1357 
Minister of Music Mrs. Betty Boroughs, P.O. Box 158, Eagle Springs, NC 27242; 

910/673-1357 
Minister of Youth Mrs. Juanita Saunders, P.O. Box 148, West End, NC 27376; 

910/673-9332 
Church Secretary Mrs. Barbara Harris, 356 Skill Rd., Eagle Springs. NC 27242; 

910/673-3444 

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Mrs. Dayle Pusser, P.O. Box 53, Eagle Springs, NC 27242; 910/673-7761 
Church Organist Mrs. Irene Thomas, P.O. Box 562, West End, NC 27376; 

910/673-5303 
Church Pianist Mrs. Betty Boroughs, P.O. Box 158, Eagle Springs, NC 27242; 

910/673-1357 
Sunday School Director Mr. Timothy Hall, 124 Foster Rd., Biscoe, NC 27209; 

910/428-1263 
WMU Director Mrs. Peggy Comer, P.O. Box 38, Eagle Springs, NC 27242; 

910/673-8374 
Chairman of Deacons Mr. J.C. Comer, P.O. Box 38, Eagle Springs, NC 27242; 

910/673-8374 
Church Treasurer Mrs. Irene Thomas, P.O. Box 562, West End, NC 27376; 

910/673-5303 

Missions Development Director/Chair Mrs. Juanita Saunders, P.O. Box 148, 

West End, NC 27376; 910/673-9332 
Church Clerk Mrs. Betty Boroughs, P.O. Box 158, Eagle Springs, NC 27242; 

910/673-1357 

Emmanuel 

Moore County, 632 McCrimmon Rd., Carthage, NC 28327; 910/947-4736 

Senior Pastor ...Rev. Eugene Ussery, 114 Raven Glass Dr., Whispering Pines, NC 28327; 

910/949-2713 

ACP Contact Person Mrs. Betty Taylor, 159 Chicken Scratch Ln., Cameron, NC 

28326; 910/245-7881 
Minister of Music .....Mrs. Jenny Thomas, 2336 Carthage Rd., West End, NC 27376; 

910/947-3084 
Minister of Youth Mrs. Joyce Taylor, 1168 Old River Rd., Carthage, NC 28327; 

910/947-5915 
Minister of Children Mrs. Teresa Baker, 152 Mcintosh Rd., Carthage, NC 28327; 

910/245-4806 

Church Secretary Mrs. Betty M. Taylor, 159 Chicken Scratch Ln., Cameron, NC 

28326; 910/245-7881 

Church Pianist Mrs. Betty M. Taylor, 159 Chicken Scratch Ln., Cameron, NC 

28326; 910/245-7881 
Sunday School Director.... Mr. Paul Sowder, 3276 Underwood Rd., Carthage, NC 28327; 

919/776-6358 
WMU Director Mrs. June Blue, 2726 Farm Life School Rd., Carthage, NC 28327; 

910/949-2357 
Chairman of Deacons Mr. Paul Sowder, 3285 Underwood Rd., Carthage, NC 28327; 

919/776-6358 
Church Treasurer Mrs. Leta Nunnery, P.O. Box 968, Carthage, NC 28327; 

910/947-5669 

Church Clerk Mrs. Betty M. Taylor, 159 Chicken Scratch Ln., Cameron, NC 

28326; 910/245-7881 



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Ephesus 

Lee County, 8016 White Hill Rd., Sanford, NC 27330; 919/774-4818 

Senior Pastor Rev. Robert Morrison, 5904 Mockingbird Ln., Sanford, NC 27330; 

919/776-3738 
ACP Contact Person Mrs. Janis D. Layne, 8005 White Hill Rd., Sanford, NC 27330; 

919/774-6466 
Minister of Music Mrs. Viola Bowlin, 6316 John Garner Rd., Sanford, NC 27330; 

919/499-6315 
Church Secretary Mrs. Pat Banks, 3710 Woodside Dr., Sanford, NC 27330; 

919/776-4438 
Church Organist Mrs. Pauline Morrison, 5904 Mockingbird Ln., Sanford, NC 27330; 

919/776-4438 
Church Pianist Mrs. Michelle Blue, 6212 NC Hwy. 22, Carthage, NC 28327; 

910/949-3687 
Sunday School Director Mr. Robert Cooke, 723 Stanton Hill Rd., Sanford, NC 27330; 

919/776-0056 

Brotherhood Director Mr. Tom McNeill, 169 Governor's Creek Ln., Carthage, NC 

28327; 919/776-1686 
WMU Director Mrs. Helen Collins, 7948 White Hill Rd., Sanford, NC 27330; 

919/776-9499 
Chairman of Deacons Mr. Robert Cooke, 723 Stanton Hill Rd., Sanford, NC 27330; 

919/776-0056 
Church Treasurer Mrs. Sally Patterson, 7847 White Hill Rd., Sanford, NC 27330; 

919/776-7067 
Church Clerk Mrs. Janis D. Layne, 8005 White Hill Rd., Sanford, NC 27330; 

919/774-6466 

Messengers to Association Mrs. Bernice Briggs, 7810 White Hill Rd., Sanford, NC 

27330; 919/776-9360 

Mrs. Letha Coggins, 7021 Cedar Lane Rd., Sanford, NC 27330; 919/776-1319 

Mr. Willis Coggins, 7021 Cedar Lane Rd., Sanford, NC 27330; 919/776-1319 

Mrs. Elizabeth Hearn, 8811 Moody Rd., Cameron, NC 28326; 919/776-7920 

Mrs. Barbara Jones, 7124 White Hill Rd., Sanford, NC 27330; 919/775-5819 

Fairview 

Moore County, 1580 Carthage Rd., West End, NC 27376; 910/947-3260 

Senior Pastor... Rev. Charles F. Taylor, 1580 Carthage Rd., West End, NC 27376; 

910/947-5899 
ACP Contact Person Mrs. Edith V. Martin, 3331 Carthage Rd., West End, NC 27376; 

910/673-8623 
Church Organist Mrs. Cindy B. Priest, 683 Lamms Rd., Carthage, NC 28327; 

910/947-2555 
Church Pianist Mrs. Cindy B. Priest, 683 Lamms Rd., Carthage, NC 28327; 

910/947-2555 
Sunday School Director Mr. Gregory Rush, P.O. Box 437, West End, NC 27376; 

910/673-1984 
WMU Director Mrs. Carla M. Benton, 410 Dogwood, Southern Pines, NC 28387; 

910/693-1597 

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Chairman of Deacons Mr. John Wiggins, 159 Carthage Rd., Carthage, NC 28327; 

910/947-3206 

Church Treasurer Mrs. Pat Rush, RO. Box 437, West End, NC 27376; 910/673-1984 

Church Clerk Mrs. Edith V. Martin, 3331 Carthage Rd., West End, NC 27376; 

910/673-8623 

Messengers to Association Ms. Linda V. Caddell, 5284 Dowd Rd., West End, NC 

27376; 910/673-4052 

Ms. Joann Lowery, 1115 Carthage Rd., West End, NC 27376; 910/947-2346 

Mrs. Pat K. Rush, P.O. Box 437, West End, NC 27376; 910/673-1984 

Faith 

Harnett County, 1844 NC 24/27 Hwy., Cameron, NC 28326; 919/499-6063 

Senior Pastor Rev. Willie Bryant, 6108 Sellars Rd., Cameron, NC 28326; 

919/499-6083 
ACP Contact Person Mrs. Judy Martin, 1844 NC 24/27 Hwy., Cameron, NC 28326; 

910/245-7292 
Church Secretary Mrs. Judy Martin, 1844 NC 24/27 Hwy., Cameron, NC 28326; 

910/245-7292 
Church Pianist Mrs. Faye Richardson, 7015 Edwards Rd., Sanford, NC 27330; 

919/499-6781 
Sunday School Director Mr. John Martin, 1844 NC 24/27 Hwy., Cameron, NC 28326; 

910/245-7292 
WMU Director Mrs. Annie Fallin, Rt. 11, Box 871 J, Sanford, NC 27330; 

919/499-2884 
Chairman of Deacons Mr. Willie Wilson, 1876 NC 24/27 Hwy., Cameron, NC 28326; 

910/245-4485 
Church Treasurer Mr. John Martin, 1844 NC 24/27 Hwy., Cameron, NC 28326; 

910/245-7292 
Church Clerk Mrs. Judy Martin, 1844 NC 24/27 Hwy., Cameron, NC 28326; 

910/245-7292 
Messengers to Association Mrs. Eva Bryant, 6108 Sellars Rd., Cameron, NC 28326; 

919/499-6083 
Mrs. Annie Fallin, Rt. 11, Box 871 J, Sanford, NC 27330; 919/499-2884 

Flint Hill 

Moore County, 963 Flint Hill Ch. Rd., Robbins, NC 27325; 910/948-2016 

Senior Pastor Rev. William Hancock, 963 Flint Hill Church Rd., Robbins, NC 

27325; 910/958-2016 
ACP Contact Person Mr. Jimmy Maness, Box 1024, Robbins, NC 27325; 

910/948-3098 
Minister of Music Mr. Harold Kennedy, 741 Mt. Carmel Rd., Carthage, NC 28327; 

910/948-2248 
Church Organist Ms. Carol Sanders, 963 Flint Hill Church Rd., Robbins, NC 27325; 

910/948-3233 
Church Pianist Ms. Doris Simpson, 746 Crabtree Rd., Carthage, NC 28327; 

910/948-2300 
Sunday School Director Mr. Jack Flinchum, 746 Crabtree Rd., Carthage, NC 28327; 

910/948-2300 

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Chairman of Deacons Mr. Coite S. Parson, Rt. 2 Box 17, Troy, NC 27371; 

910/576-8001 
Church Treasurer Mr. Johnnie McNeill, P.O. Box 1399, Carthage, NC 28327; 

910/948-3172 
Church Clerk Mr. Jimmy Maness, Box 1024, Robbins, NC 27325; 910/948-3098 

Ives Memorial 

Moore County, P.O. Box 278, Pinebluff 28373; 910/281-3082 

Senior Pastor Rev. Donald L. Ballenger, P.O. Box 278, Pinebluff, NC 28373; 

910/281-3082 

ACP Contact Person Mrs. Annie M. Richardson, 216 Flat Rock Ln., Aberdeen, NC 

28315; 910/281-3619 

Minister of Music Mrs. Linda Barber, P.O. Box 273, Pinebluff, NC 28373; 

910/281-5728 
Mission Pastor.... Rev. Gary Greene, P.O. Box 1124, Pinebluff, NC 28373; 910/281-4390 

Minister of Youth Mr. Robert L. Barber, P.O. Box 551, West End, NC 28376; 

910/281-2037 

Church Secretary Mrs. Claudia Carpenter, 611 Sun Rd., Aberdeen, NC 28315; 

910/944-9722 

Media Library Director.. Mrs. Betty J. Hardy, 212 Heflin Rd., Aberdeen, NC 28315; 

910/944-7570 

Church Pianist Mr. Jamie Smith, 1201 Crest Dr., Aberdeen, NC 28315; 910/944-7832 

Sunday School Director Mr. Andy Byrd, 10664 NC Hwy. 211, Aberdeen, NC 28315; 

910/944-5648 
Discipleship Training Director ...Mr. John Carpenter, 611 Sun Rd., Aberdeen, NC 28315; 

910/944-9722 

Brotherhood Director Mr. Robert L. Barber, P.O. Box 551 , West End, NC 28376; 

910/281-2037 

WMU Director Mrs. Betty J. Hardy, 212 Heflin Rd., Aberdeen, NC 28315; 

910/944-7570 

Chairman of Deacons Mr. Rodney Smith, 1106 N. Poplar St., Aberdeen, NC 28315; 

910/944-7809 

Church Treasurer Mrs. Carolyn Ziel, P.O. Box 747, Pinebluff, NC 28373; 

910/281-3534 

Church Clerk Mrs. Annie M. Richardson, 216 Flat Rock Ln., Aberdeen, NC 

28315; 910/281-3619 

Messengers to Association Mrs. Evelyn Ballenger, P.O. Box 278, Pinebluff, NC 

28373; 910/281-3082 

Mrs. Linda Barber, P.O. Box 273, Pinebluff, NC 28373; 910/281-5728 

Mr. Mark Barber, P.O. Box 273, Pinebluff, NC 28373; 910/281-5728 

Mr. Robert L. Barber, P.O. Box 551, West End, NC 28376; 910/281-2037 

Mrs. Stephanie Barber, P.O. Box 551 , West End, NC 27376; 910/281-2037 

Ms. Tiffany Barber, P.O. Box 273, Pinebluff, NC 28373; 910/281-5728 

Mrs. Marcia Fowler, P.O. Box 7 1 , Pinebluff , NC 28373; 910/281-3134 

Mrs. Katie Hardy, 2601 Reservation Rd., Aberdeen, NC 28315; 910/281-3608 

Mrs. Hazel Vanboskerck, P.O. Box 264, Pinebluff, NC 28373; 910/281-3213 



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Lemon Springs 

Lee County, P.O. Box 66, Lemon Springs, NC 28355; 919/499-5612 

Senior Pastor Rev. Stephen E. Burrow, P.O. Box 66, Lemon Springs, NC 28355; 

919/708-5344 

ACP Contact Person Mrs. Janet D. Childress, 4306 Lemon Springs Rd., Sanford, NC 

27330; 919/776-5485 

Minister of Music Mrs. Linda Bullock, 5717 Rocky Fork Rd., Sanford, NC 27330; 

919/775-7188 

Minister of Youth Mrs. Linda Bullock, 5717 Rocky Fork Rd., Sanford, NC 27330; 

919/775-7188 

Church Secretary Mrs. Pattie Eakes, 8024 Eakes Rd., Sanford, NC 27330; 

919/776-2377 

Church Pianist Mrs. Janet D. Childress, 4306 Lemon Springs Rd., Sanford, NC 

27330; 919/776-5485 

Sunday School Director Mr. Jimmy Matthews, 4925 Joe Matthews Rd., Sanford, NC 

28355; 919/775-3664 

Brotherhood Director Mr. Woodrow Thomas, 3828 Hickory House Rd., Sanford, NC 

27330; 919/775-3327 

WMU Director Mrs. Nancy Upchurch, 4108 Swann Station Rd., Sanford, NC 27330; 

919/499-4347 
Chairman of Deacons ....Mr. John Westmoreland, 3705 Lemon Springs Rd., Sanford, NC 

27330; 919/776-6810 

Church Treasurer Mrs. Treuby Rackley, 7204 Edwards Rd., Sanford, NC 27330; 

919/499-5298 
Church Clerk Mrs. Pattie Eakes, 8024 Eakes Rd., Sanford, NC 27330; 910/776-2377 

Middle Cross 

Moore County, P.O. Box 757, West End, NC 27376; 910/673-6776 

Senior Pastor Rev. David Reynolds, 781 Niagara Carthage Rd., Carthage, NC 28327; 

910/947-2261 
ACP Contact Person Mrs. Edna Dunn, P.O. Box 441 , West End, NC 27376; 

910/673-6201 
Minister of Music Mrs. Nina Johnson, P.O. Box 4844, Pinehurst, NC 28374; 

910/295-4102 
Minister of Youth Mr. John Chavis, 2164 Murdocksville Rd., West End, NC 27376; 

910/295-9178 

Minister of Children Mrs. Wendy Chavis, 2164 Murdocksville Rd., West End, NC 

27376; 910/295-9178 
Church Pianist Mrs. Gaye Saunders, P.O. Box 382, West End, NC 27376; 

910/673-3029 

Sunday School Director Mr. Raymond Barber, 192 Windfall Way, West End, NC 

27376; 910/295-4847 
Chairman of Deacons Mr. Bobby Dunn, P.O. Box 441 , West End, NC 27376; 

910/673-6201 
Church Treasurer Mrs. Francis Cagle, 611 Lucas Rd., West End, NC 27376; 

910/673-7891 
Church Clerk Mrs. Edna Dunn, P.O. Box 441, West End, NC 27376; 910/673-6201 

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New Freedom 
Moore & Lee Counties, P.O. Box 412, Lakeview, NC 28350; 910/281-4390 

Senior Pastor Rev. Gary Greene, P.O. Box 1124, Pinebluff, NC 28373; 910/281-4390 

ACP Contact Person Mrs. Brenda J. Garner, P.O. Box 412, Lakeview, NC 28350; 

910/692-8559 
Minister of Youth Mr. Joe Howell, 177 Hill Side Rd., Southern Pines, NC 28387; 

910/692-4167 
Church Secretary Mrs. Brenda J. Garner, P.O. Box 412, Lakeview, NC 28350; 

910/692-8559 
Church Pianist Mrs. Cheryl Greene, P.O. Box 1124, Pinebluff, NC 28373; 

910/281-4390 
Sunday School Director... Mr. Joe Howell, 177 Hill Side Rd., Southern Pines, NC 28387; 

910/692-4167 
Discipleship Training Director ....Mr. Joe Howell, 177 Hill Side Rd., Southern Pines, NC 

28387; 910/692-4167 
Church Treasurer Mrs. Brenda J. Garner, P.O. Box 412, Lakeview, NC 28350; 

910/692-8559 
Church Clerk Mrs. Brenda J. Garner, P.O. Box 412, Lakeview, NC 28350; 

910/692-8559 
Messengers to Association Mr. David R. Garner, P.O. Box 412, Lakeview, NC 28350; 

910/692-8559 
Mrs. Cheryl Greene, P.O. Box 1124, Pinebluff, NC 28373; 910/281-4390 

New Home 
Moore County, 996 Lobelia Rd., Vass, NC 28394; 910/245-3432 

Senior Pastor Rev. Jimmie C. Phillips, 2056 Union Church Rd., Cameron, NC 28326; 

910/947-3297 
ACP Contact Person Mrs. Dorothy L. Futral, 782 Baker Rd., Cameron, NC 28326; 

910/245-7129 

Church Pianist Mrs. Vickie Hicks, 871 Lobelia Rd., Vass, NC 28394; 910/245-4153 

Sunday School Director Mr. Robert Hicks, 871 Lobelia Rd., Vass, NC 28394; 

910/245-4153 
WMU Director Mrs. Rosa Cummings, 204 J. Burns Rd., Vass, NC 28394; 

910/245-7786 
Chairman of Deacons Mr. Joel Holder, 296 Byrd Rd., Cameron, NC 28326; 

910/245-7302 
Church Treasurer Mrs. Darlene Key, 149 Sullivan Dr., Carthage, NC 28327; 

910/949-2285 

Church Clerk Mrs. Vickie C. Hicks, 871 Lobelia Rd., Vass, NC 28394; 910/245-4153 

Ordained Minister Rev. Billy E. Futral, 782 Baker Rd., Cameron, NC 28326; 

910/245-7129 

Messengers to Association Mr. Larry J. Cummings, 894 Ring Rd., Carthage, NC 

23827; 910/245-4437 

Mr. Warren Cummings, 204 J. Burns Rd., Vass, NC 28394; 910/245-7786 

Mr. Robert Hicks, 871 Lobelia Rd., Vass, NC 28394; 910/245-4153 



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Pine Grove 

Moore County, 16319 NC Hwy. 24/27, Eagle Springs 27242; 910/948-3403 

Senior Pastor Rev. Nathaniel H. Reynolds, RO. Box 64, Norman, NC 28367; 

910/652-5096 
ACP Contact Person ...Mrs. Shirley M. Sheffield, 17480 Hwy. 24/27, Biscoe, NC 27209; 

910/428-9164 
Minister of Music Mr. Wayne Sheffield, 17372 Hwy. 24/27, Biscoe, NC 27209; 

910/428-1038 
Minister of Youth Rev. Nathaniel H. Reynolds, P.O. Box 64, Norman, NC 28367; 

910/652-5096 
Church Secretary Mr. James C. Myrick, 488 Browers Mill Rd., Star, NC 27356; 

910/948-3827 

Media Library Director Mrs. Bonnie M. Brown, 224 Russell Rd., Eagle Springs, NC 

27242; 910/948-3763 
Church Pianist .....Mrs. Shirley M. Sheffield, 17480 Hwy. 24/27, Biscoe, NC 27209; 

910/428-9164 
Sunday School Director .Mr. Mark Sheffield, 1387 Tarry Ch. Rd., Star, NC 27356; 

910/428-2585 
Brotherhood Director Mr. Samuel E. Myrick, 147 Bailey Rd., Biscoe, NC 27209; 

910/673-6932 
WMU Director Mrs. Cindy H. Sheffield, 17372 Hwy. 24/27, Biscoe, NC 27209; 

910/428-1038 
Church Treasurer Mr. Vernon Brewer, 16319 Hwy. 24/27, Eagle Springs, NC 27242; 

910/948-2974 
Church Clerk Mrs. Shirley M. Sheffield, 17480 Hwy. 24/27, Biscoe, NC 27209; 

910/428-9164 

Prayer Ministry Coordinator Mrs. Esther M. Myrick, 479 Browers Mill Rd., Star, NC 

27356; 910/948-3858 
Messengers to Association Mr. Irvin Myrick, 911 Browers Mill Rd., Star, NC 27356; 

910/948-3453 
Mr. Johnny H. Myrick, P.O. Box 253, Seagrove, NC 27341; 910/879-7080 

Pineywood 

Moore County, 545 Pineywood Church Rd., Cameron, NC 28326; 910/245-1060 

Senior Pastor Rev. Charles Lassiter, 1552 US Hwy. 1, Cameron, NC 28326; 

910/245-7351 
ACP Contact Person Ms. Shirley W. Lassiter, 352 US Hwy. 1, Cameron, NC 28326; 

910/245-7504 

Minister of Music Mr. Kenneth Hales, P.O. Box 533, Vass, NC 28394; 910/245-7757 

Minister of Youth Mrs. Tammy Martin, 1201 McGill Rd., Vass, NC 28394; 

910/245-2917 
Church Organist Rev. Charles Lassiter, 1552 US Hwy. 1, Cameron, NC 28326; 

910/245-7351 
Church Pianist Rev. Charles Lassiter, 1552 US Hwy. 1, Cameron, NC 28326; 

910/245-7351 
Sunday School Director Mr. Richard Morgan, P.O. Box 88, Lakeview, NC 28350; 

910/245-7125 

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Chairman of Deacons Mr. Richard Morgan, P.O. Box 88, Lakeview, NC 28350; 

910/245-7125 

Church Treasurer Ms. Peggy Holder, P.O. Box 145, Lakeview, NC 28350; 

910/245-7150 

Church Clerk Ms. Shirley W. Lassiter, 352 US Hwy. 1, Cameron, NC 28326; 

910/245-7504 
Messengers to Association ....Mr. Norris Jones, 688 Farm Life School Rd., Carthage, NC 

28327; 910/947-1533 

Mr. Kenneth Lane, 7332 Chris Cole Rd., Sanford, NC 27330; 919/775-5799 

Mr. Jimmy Martin, 1201 McGill Rd., Vass, NC 28394; 910/245-2917 

Pleasant Hill 

Moore County, 2237 Camp Easter Rd., Carthage, NC 28327; 910/692-0992 

Senior Pastor Rev. Gregg Newton, 2237 Camp Easter Rd., Carthage, NC 28327; 

910/695-1826 

ACP Contact Person Rev. Gregg Newton, 2237 Camp Easter Rd., Carthage, NC 

28327; 910/695-1826 

Minister of Music Mr. Dale Morgan, Box 2781, Sanford, NC 27330; 919/776-3263 

Minister of Youth Mr. David/Janet Morgan, Airport Rd., Box 314, Lakeview, NC 

28350; 910/245-2807 
Church Organist Ms. Marjorie Prevatte, 524 Hill Rd., Southern Pines, NC 28387; 

910/692-6318 

Church Pianist Ms. Glenda Morgan, Box 2781 , Sanford, NC 27330; 919/776-3263 

Sunday School Director ....Mr. Richard Yost, 196 Union Pines Rd., Carthage, NC 28327; 

910/947-1439 
Brotherhood Director Mr. James Talbert, 146 Sullivan Dr., Carthage, NC 28327; 

910/947-2586 

WMU Director Mrs. Burlein Former, 110 N. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines, NC 

28387; 919/692-2255 
Chairman of Deacons.... Mr. David Morgan, Box 314, Airport Rd., Lakeview, NC 28350; 

910/245-2801 
Church Treasurer.. ..Mrs. Judy Davis, P.O. Box 156, Lakeview, NC 28350; 910/245-7366 
Church Clerk Mrs. Cathy Allen, 1124 Wadsworth Rd., Carthage, NC 28327; 

910/947-6093 
Messengers to Association ....Mr. C.G. Boyte, 202 Boyd Ln., Southern Pines, NC 28387; 

910/692-3298 
Mrs. Mary Lee Flinchum, 3475 Niagara Carthage Rd., Carthage, NC 28327; 

910/947-2782 
Mrs. Kay Neff, 790 N. May St., Southern Pines, NC 28387; 910/692-2395 

Red Branch 

Moore County, 1817 Old River Rd., Carthage, NC 28327; 910/947-1633 

Senior Pastor Rev. D.C. Sullivan, 7260 NC Hwy. 705, Eagle Springs, NC 27242; 

910/948-4662 
ACP Contact Person Mrs. Robbie Taylor, P.O. Box 982, Carthage, NC 28327; 

910/947-5789 
Minister of Music Mrs. Inez Butner, 7625 Cedar Lane Rd., Sanford, NC 27330; 

919/776-7429 

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Mr. Larry Butner, 7625 Cedar Lane Rd., Sanford, NC 27330; 919/776-7429 

Church Secretary Mrs. Inez Butner, 7625 Cedar Lane Rd., Sanford, NC 27330; 

919/776-7429 
Mrs. Mary Muse, RO. Box 191, Carthage, NC 28327; 910/947-5208 

Media Library Director Mrs. Jennete Matthews, 1072 Stanton Hill Rd., Cameron, NC 

28326; 910/947-3824 

Church Organist Ms. Mary Lou Caddel, RO. Box 21 , Cameron, NC 28326; 

910/245-4481 

Church Pianist Mrs. Gale Wood, 1992 US Hwy. 15/501, Carthage, NC 28327; 

910/947-3588 

Sunday School Director Mr. Ronnie Kelly, 8600 Blackely Rd., Sanford, NC 28327; 

919/775-7053 

Brotherhood Director Mr. Jerry Ferguson, 564 Mcintosh Rd., Carthage, NC 28327; 

910/245-7036 

WMU Director Mrs. Inez Butner, 7625 Cedar Lane Rd., Sanford, NC 27330; 

919/776-7429 

Chairman of Deacons Mr. Mike Stanley, 820 Lamms Grove Rd., Carthage, NC 

28327; 910/947-2926 

Church Treasurer Mrs. Jennette Matthews, 1072 Stanton Hill Rd., Cameron, NC 

28326; 910/947-3824 

Church Clerk Mrs. Robbie Taylor, RO. Box 982, Carthage, NC 28327; 910/947-5789 

Messengers to Association.. M/Ms. Junior Baxley, 469 Monroe Rd., Cameron, NC 

28326; 910/947-2754 

Mrs. Edna Marion, 116 McCrimmon Rd., Carthage, NC 28327; 910/947-5540 

Mrs. Edith Marsh, 780 Red Branch Rd., Carthage, NC 28327; 910/947-2923 

Mr. Lee Rorie, RO. Box 472, Carthage, NC 28327; 910/947-5677 

Pastor Left During Year Rev. Donald L. Hays, 2200 Mt. Vernon Hickery Mt. Rd., 

Siler City, NC 27344 

Minister Licensed During Year Mr. Jimmy Calhoun, P.O. Box 933, Carthage, NC 

28327; 910/947-???? 

Robbins, First 

Moore County, P.O. Box 400, Robbins, NC 27325-0400; 910/948-2768 

Senior Pastor ...Rev. Ernest H. Ferrell, P.O. Box 400, Robbins, NC 27325; 910/948-2610 
ACP Contact Person Mrs. Ina N. Hussey, P.O. Box 400, Robbins, NC 27325; 

910/948-2768 
Minister of Music Mrs. Sandi B. Ward, P.O. Box 400, Robbins, NC 27325; 

910/948-2768 
Minister of Youth Mrs. Sandi B. Ward, P.O. Box 400, Robbins, NC 27325; 

910/948-2768 
Church Secretary Mrs. Ina N. Hussey, P.O. Box 400, Robbins, NC 27325; 

910/948-2768 
Church Organist Mrs. Bobbye Kennedy, P.O. Box 400, Robbins, NC 27325; 

910/948-2768 

Church Pianist Mrs. Jan Bryson, P.O. Box 400, Robbins, NC 27325; 910/948-2768 

Sunday School Director Mr. Richard Wright, 10611 NC Hwy. 24/27, Carthage, NC 

28327; 910/948-3240 
Brotherhood Director Mr. Mickey Brown, P.O. Box 400, Robbins, NC 27325; 

910/948-2768 

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WMU Director Mrs. Margaret Shields, P.O. Box 217, Robbins, NC 27325; 

910/948-2052 
Chairman of Deacons Mr. Wayne Blake, 3081 Seven Lakes W., West End, NC 27376; 

910/673-3258 
Church Treasurer Mrs. Ina N. Hussey, P.O. Box 400, Robbins, NC 27325; 

910/948-2768 

Missions Development Director/Chair Mrs. Sandi B. Ward, P.O. Box 400, Robbins, 

NC 27325; 910/948-2768 

Church Clerk .Mrs. Ina N. Hussey, P.O. Box 400, Robbins, NC 27325; 910/948-2768 

Prayer Ministry Coordinator Mrs. Edna Gilmore, P.O. Box 244, Robbins, NC 27325; 

910/948-2426 

Ms. Debra Lambert, P.O. Box 744, Robbins, NC 27325; 910/948-2524 

Mrs. Brenda Spinks, P.O. Box 85, Robbins, NC 27325; 910/948-2052 

Ordained Ministers Rev. Richard Hayes, P.O. Box 519, Robbins, NC 27325; 

910/464-6132 

Southern Pines, First 

Moore County, 200 East New York Ave., Southern Pines, NC 28387; 910/692-8750 

Senior Pastor Rev. John D. Stone, 235 Hill Rd., Southern Pines, NC 28387; 

910/692-7174 
ACP Contact Person ....Mrs. Brenda C. Harrell, 570 E. Indiana Ave., Southern Pines, NC 

28387; 910/692-8989 
Minister of Music Rev. Benny G. Edwards, 150 Northwood Dr., Southern Pines, NC 

28387; 910/692-3305 
Associate Pastor Rev. David M. Helms, 415 Broadmeade Dr., Southern Pines, NC 

28387; 910/692-2632 
Minister of Youth ....Mrs. Allison W. Coltrane, 1270 Rays Bridge Rd., Whispering Pines, 

NC 28327; 910/949-3887 
Church Secretary Mrs. Myra P. Robinson, 107 Selkirk Trail, Southern Pines, NC 

28387; 910/692-8323 
Media Library Director ....Mrs. Cile Van Vliet, 285 Lakewood Dr., Pinehurst, NC 28374; 

910/692-4284 
Sunday School Director Mrs. Cheryl McNeill, P.O. Box 838, Southern Pines, NC 

28388; 910/692-2450 

Discipleship Training Director Dr. Tom Lineberger, 26 Royal County Down, 

Pinehurst, NC 28374; 910/295-4491 
Brotherhood Director Mr. Rick Gehl, 100 Meeting House Rd., Southern Pines, NC 

28387; 910/692-4419 
WMU Director Rev. Carolyn D. Helms, 415 Broadmeade Dr., Southern Pines, NC 

28387; 910/695-2632 
Chairman of Deacons.... Mr. David Hubbard, 285 Country Club Cir., Southern Pines, NC 

28387; 910/695-4366 

Church Treasurer Mr. John Beith, 187 Knoll Rd., Southern Pines, NC 28387; 

910/692-6682 
Stewardship Chairman Mr. Dennis Tally, 55 Shadow Ln., Whispering Pines, NC 

28327; 910/949-2102 

Missions Development Director/Chair Mr. Gene Hickman, 102 Carolina Pines Dr., 

West End, NC 27376; 910/295-8893 

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Church Clerk Mrs. Brenda C. Harrell, 570 E. Indiana Ave., Southern Pines, NC 

28387; 910/692-8989 

Ordained Minister Rev. Don Vinson, P.O. Box 2594, Southern Pines, NC 28388; 

910/692-8153 

Messengers to Association Mrs. Jo Bettini, P.O. Box 1258, Southern Pines, NC 

28388; 910/692-2609 

Mr. Bill Bost, 204 Glenwood Trail, Southern Pines, NC 28387; 910/692-4988 

Mrs. Margaret Caviness, 401 W. Illinois Ave., Apt. 10, Southern Pines, NC 28387; 

910/692-7879 

Mr. Grady Culler, 4393 Niagara-Carthage Rd., Carthage, NC 28327; 910/692-2468 

Mrs. Barbara Whitaker-Mays, 55 E. Longleaf Dr., Pinehurst, NC 28374; 

910/295-6535 

Taylor Memorial 

Moore County, 2896 Hoffman Rd., Jackson Springs, NC 27281; 910/281-3712 

Senior Pastor Richard E. Hodges, 2896 Hoffman Rd., Jackson Springs, NC 28315; 

910/281-3712 

ACP Contact Person Beulah Hartsell, 1671 Roseridge Rd., Jackson Springs, NC 

28315; 910/281-3054 

Minister of Recreation Beulah Hartsell, 1671 Roseridge Rd., Jackson Springs, NC 

28315; 910/281-3054 
Media Library Director.... Mary Laton, 1779 Roseridge Rd., Jackson Springs, NC 27281; 

910/281-3927 
Church Organist Karen Laton, 3907 Hoffman Rd., Jackson Springs, NC 27281; 

910/281-4461 
Church Pianist Carla Hodges, 2896 Hoffman Rd., Jackson Springs, NC 27821; 

910/281-3712 
Sunday School Director Howard D. Stockwell, P.O. Box 97, Aberdeen, NC 28315; 

910/281-4370 
Brotherhood Director Benny Laton, 3907 Hoffman Rd., Jackson Springs, NC 27281; 

910/281-4161 
WMU Director Mary Laton, 1779 Roseridge Rd., Jackson Springs, NC 27281; 

910/281-3927 
Chairman of Deacons Howard D. Stockwell, P.O. Box 97, Aberdeen, NC 28315; 

910/281-4370 
Church Treasurer Jack Hartsell, 1671 Roseridge Rd., Jackson Springs, NC 27281; 

910/281-3054 
Church Clerk Beulah Hartsell, 1671 Roseridge Rd., Jackson Springs, NC 28315; 

910/281-3054 

Unity Grove 

Moore County, 849 Mt. Carmel Rd., Carthage, NC 28327; 910/948-4518 

Senior Pastor Rev. Brad Williams, P.O. Box 174, Eagle Springs, NC 27242; 

910/948-3730 

ACP Contact Person Mr. Chris Morgan, 1116 Gurney W. Rd., Eagle Springs, NC 

27242; 910/948-3847 
Minister of Music Mr. Tony Conner, P.O. Box 333, Eagle Springs, NC 27242; 

910/673-5565 

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Minister of Youth ....Mr. Terry Beasley, NC Hwy. 705, Robbins, NC 27325; 910/948-4634 
Church Secretary Mr. Tony Monroe, Talc Mine Rd., Eagle Springs, NC 27242; 

910/948-3342 
Church Organist Mrs. Vickie Cox, 788 Flint Hill Church Rd., Robbins, NC 27325; 

910/948-4830 

Church Pianist Mrs. Lisa Beasley, RO. Box 724, Robbins, NC 27325; 910/948-4634 

Sunday School Director Mr. Jack Burke, 291 Ritter Rd., Robbins, NC 27325; 

910/464-3760 
Chairman of Deacons Mr. Lynn Cheek, 201 Sandpit Rd., Aberdeen, NC 28315; 

910/944-7283 
Church Treasurer Mrs. Linda Moore, 201 Sandpit Rd., Aberdeen, NC 28315; 

910/944-7283 
Church Clerk Mrs. Barbara Morgan, 11940 NC Hwy. 24/27, Carthage, NC 28327; 

910/948-4353 
Messengers to Association M/Ms. Ernie Frye, Carthage, NC 28327 

Vass, First 

Moore County, RO. Box 457, Vass, NC 28394; 910/245-7371 

Senior Pastor Rev. Jesse R. Mansfield, P.O. Box 457, Vass, NC 28394; 910/245-4544 

ACP Contact Person.... Mrs. Pansy R. Teague, 656 Morrison Bridge Rd., Vass, NC 28394; 

910/245-7702 
Minister of Music Mrs. Rose H. Cooper, 450 Arrow Wood Rd., Carthage, NC 28327; 

910/949-2930 
Minister of Youth Mr. Robbie L. Gibson, Rt. 1, Box 6, Bunnlevel, NC 28323; 

910/893-5519 
Church Organist ...Mrs. Judy L. Mansfield, P.O. Box 457, Vass, NC 28394; 910/245-4544 

Church Pianist Mrs. Marian Ring, P.O. Box 814, Vass, NC 28394; 910/845-7737 

Sunday School Director Mrs. Robin Lea, 154 Mopar Ln., Carthage, NC 28327; 

910/295-3817 
Brotherhood Director Mr. Robbie L. Gibson, Rt. 1 , Box 6, Bunnlevel, NC 28323; 

910/893-5519 

WMU Director Mrs. Barbara Koonce, P.O. Box 486, Vass, NC 28394; 910/245-7741 

Chairman of Deacons Mr. Lane Bullock, P.O. Box 40, Vass, NC 28394; 910/245-7741 

Church Treasurer Mrs. Belinda McNeill, 226 Hennings Dr., Vass, NC 28394; 

910/245-4262 
Church Clerk Mrs. Pansy R. Teague, 656 Morrison Bridge Rd., Vass, NC 28394; 

910/245-7702 

Messengers to Association Mrs. Mary Joe Crissman, 1876 Cranes Creek Rd., 

Vass, NC 28394; 910/245-7522 

Mrs. Belinda McNeill, 226 Hennings Dr., Vass, NC 28394; 910/245-4262 

Mrs. Bessie Nesbitt, 140 Horseshoe Rd., Southern Pines, NC 28387; 910/692-0806 

Victory Community 

Moore County, 915 Brinkley Rd., Carthage, NC 28327; 910/947-2177 

Senior Pastor Rev. Max A. Gilmore, P.O. Box, Pinehurst, NC 28374; 910/295-6043 

ACP Contact Person Patty R. Chriscoe, 620 Doubs Chapel Rd., West End, NC 27376; 

910/947-5130 

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Minister of Music Mr. Billy Cole, 1665 Murdockville Rd., West End, NC 27376; 

910/947-2848 
Minister of Youth... Mrs. April Kline, 141 Spring Ln., Carthage, NC 28327; 910/947-2651 
Church Organist Mrs. Patty R. Chriscoe, 620 Doubs Chapel Rd., West End, NC 27376; 

910/947-5130 
Church Pianist.... Tres Kathy Smith, 2707 Linden Rd., Aberdeen, NC 28315; 910/295-5473 

Sunday School Director Mrs. Patricia R. Chriscoe, 620 Doubs Chapel Rd., West End, 

NC 27376; 910/947-5130 
WMU Director Mrs. Rebecca Chriscoe, Doubs Chapel Rd., West End, NC 27376; 

910/295-5964 

Chairman of Deacons Ken Bouldin, P.O. Box 3, West End, NC 27376; 910/673-8941 

Church Treasurer Mrs. Kathy Smith, 2707 Linden Rd., Aberdeen, NC 28315; 

910/295-5473 
Church Clerk Mrs. Patricia Chriscoe, 620 Doubs Chapel Rd., West End, NC 27376; 

910/947-5130 

Messengers to Association Linda Anderson, Alt. Tom Barber, Terry Bryant, 

Billy Cole, Diane Garner, Alt. Bobby Lake, Alt. Karen Lake, 

Randy Richardson, Dot Taylor 

West End, First 

Moore County, P.O. Box 501, West End, NC 27376; 910/673-7864 

Senior Pastor Rev. Larry Wells, P.O. Box 634, West End, NC 27376; 910/673-7864 

ACP Contact Person Rev. Larry Wells, P.O. Box 501, West End, NC 27376; 

910/673-7864 
Minister of Music Mrs. Laverne Cole, 1904 Juniper Lake Rd., West End, NC 27376; 

910/295-6530 
Minister of Youth Mrs. Jeanette Bouton, 1031 Hwy. 73, West End, NC 27376; 

910/245-0075 
Church Secretary Mrs. Polly Atkins, 183 Archie Rd., West End, NC 27376; 

910/673-5001 
Church Organist Mrs. Mary Greene, 388 Baughn Tr., Carthage, NC 28327; 

910/947-3815 
Church Pianist.... Mrs. Mary Greene, 388 Baughn Tr., Carthage, NC 28327; 910/295-1802 

Sunday School Director Mr. Kenneth Cole, 1864 Juniper Lake Rd., West End, NC 

27376; 910/295-1802 

WMU Director Mrs. Sherlyn Harris, Box 609, West End, NC 27376; 910/673-2121 

Chairman of Deacons ....Mr. Kenneth Cole, 1864 Juniper Lake Rd., West End, NC 27376; 

910/295-1802 
Church Treasurer ...Mrs. Pauline O'Dell, P.O. Box 6, West End, NC 27376; 910/673-2494 
Church Clerk Mrs. Laverne Cole, 1904 Juniper Lake Rd., West End, NC 27376; 

910/295-6530 

Messengers to Association Mrs. Laverne Cole, 1904 Juniper Lake Rd., West End, NC 

27376; 910/295-6530 

M/Ms. Fred/Teresa Crouch, #4 Stones Throw, West End, NC 27376; 910/673-2664 

Mrs. Jean Hill, 832 7 Lakes N., West End, NC 27376; 910/673-3763 

Mrs. Pauline O'Dell, P.O. Box 6, West End, NC 27376; 910/673-2494 



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IV. Constitution 

of the 
Sandhills Baptist Association 

Article I - Name 

The name of this body shall be "The Sandhills Baptist Association." 
ARTICLE II - PURPOSES AND OBJECTIVES 

Section 1 . The Sandhills Baptist Association shall consist of messengers who are 
members of duly elected affiliated churches. 

Section 2. The objectives of this association shall be to promote fellowship, missions, 
associations, the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, and the Southern Baptist 
Convention in all work of Southern Baptists. 

ARTICLE III - MEMBERSHIP AND AFFILIATIONS 

Section 1 . The Sandhills Baptist Association shall consist of messengers who are 
elected members of affiliated churches. 

( 1 ) Each church affiliated with this association having a membership up to one hun- 
dred members shall be entitled to four messengers and one additional messenger for every 
fifty members or major fraction thereof, thereafter. No church, however, shall be entitled 
to more than eight messengers. 

(2) Pastors of the affiliated churches and their missions and other full-time paid pro- 
fessional staff. 

(3) Duly elected officers of the association, department directors, chairpersons of all 
standing committees and the director of missions. 

Section 2. Affiliations: 

(1) The churches affiliated with this association shall be churches who use the New 
Testament as a statement of faith and church policy, and who teach that a person upon pro- 
fession of faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord will be immersed in water, unless prov- 
identially hindered, to qualify for church membership. In this and other doctrinal matters, 
the association subscribes to The Baptist Faith and Message adopted by the Southern 
Baptist Convention, May 9, 1963. 

(2) Churches shall be received into this fellowship only after having been under 
watchcare of the association for one full year. Application for membership shall be made 
through the Credentials Committee. The Association Board shall have the authority to 
receive any church under watchcare upon recommendation of the Credentials Committee. 

(3) Baptist churches affiliated with and in fellowship with other Baptist associations 
may become affiliated with the association without coming under the watchcare, upon the 
recommendation of the Credentials Committee and the approval of the Association Board 
or the association. 

(4) The Association shall only have the authority to advise the churches touching all 
things pertaining to their interest, but shall in no case presume to direct or control them in 
reference to their government or internal policy. The association recognizes the complete 
autonomy of each affiliated church. Each church shall recognize the complete autonomy 
of the association. 

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(5) Whenever a church fails to be represented by letter at the annual meeting, or fails 
to show interest by financial support and attendance at associational meetings for two con- 
secutive years, or reportedly violates Section 2, (1) of this article, the moderator shall ask 
the Credentials Committee to confer with the church. If satisfactory reason is not given 
and there is not effort to keep alive their association with the cooperating churches, the 
Credentials Committee shall bring its findings to the association. The association, by 
majority vote of its messengers casting ballots, may then withdraw its fellowship. The 
association recognizes that any affiliated church has the right to withdraw its fellowship 
from the association but requests a church making such a decision to notify its intention 
in writing to the association. 

ARTICLE IV - MEETINGS 

Section 1 : The time of the annual meeting shall be Monday and Tuesday after the third 
Sunday in October. 

Section 2: In case of emergency, or for just cause, the Association Board is empow- 
ered to change the time or place of the meeting, cancel the annual meeting, or call a spe- 
cial meeting by vote of two-thirds of the members when the vote is taken and by giving 
two weeks' notice if possible. 

Section 3: Voting in the association meetings shall be limited to the duly elected offi- 
cers and messengers as set forth in Article III, Section 1. 

Section 4: A quorum shall consist of messengers from a majority of the affiliated 
churches. 

ARTICLE V - Organization 

Section 1 . Officers: The officers of the association shall be the Moderator, Vice-mod- 
erator, Clerk, Treasurer, Historian, Parliamentarian, three (3) Trustees, and Director of 
Missions. 

Section 2. Departments: This association shall promote an aggressive program of 
teaching, training, evangelism, missions, and stewardship emphases through the follow- 
ing departments: Sunday School, Discipleship Training, Youth, Brotherhood, Music, 
Evangelism, Stewardship, Library Services, Woman's Missionary Union, Missions, and 
Pastoral Ministries. The department directors shall be elected by the association in annual 
session. Vacancies occurring between sessions shall be filled by the Associational Board. 

Section 3. Associational Board. 

Section 4. Committees: There shall be the following standing committees - (1) Exec- 
utive, (2) Committee on Committees, (3) Nominating, (4) Finance and Audit, (5) Pro- 
gram, (6) Constitution and Bylaws, (7) Credentials, (8) Ordinations, (9) Place and Preacher, 
(10) Property and Grounds, and (11) Resolutions . 

Section 5. Employees: The director of missions and any other employees of the asso- 
ciation shall be charged with the responsibility of the promotion of the whole program, 
subject to the authority of the Associational Board, and be elected by the Associational 
Board or the association in annual meeting. 

Section 6. Representatives: (1) Baptist Hospital, (2) Childrens' Homes, (3) Baptist 
Retirement Homes, (4) Christian Education, (5) Biblical Recorder, (6) and Baptist 
Foundation. 



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ARTICLE VI - REVISION 

The association may amend or alter the constitution by a vote of two-thirds of the mes- 
sengers present at the annual meeting, provided that each proposed change or amendment 
be stated in writing on the first day of the session and be voted on the day following. Each 
proposed change or amendment must be printed in the Sandhills Baptist newsletter in the 
last issue before the annual meeting. 

ARTICLE VII - THE ASSOCIATIONAL YEAR 

The associational year shall begin on the first day of October and close on the thirti- 
eth day of September of the following year. 

The work of this association shall be governed by the foregoing constitution and the 
following bylaws. 

BY-LAWS 

ARTICLE I- PROCEDURES 

The business of the association shall be conducted according to the latest edition of 
Robert's Rules of Order where not otherwise specified by this constitution or its bylaws. 

ARTICLE II - DUTIES OF OFFICERS 

Section 1. Moderator 

(a) Shall preside over the annual sessions of the association, all meetings of the 
Association Board, and see that order and decorum are observed. 

(b) Shall be ineligible to serve more than two consecutive one year terms. 

(c) Shall be an ex-officio member of all standing committees of the association. 
Section 2. Vice-moderator: Shall preside at the pleasure of the moderator or in the 

absence of the moderator and shall be the chairperson of the Executive Committee. 
Section 3. Clerk. 

(a) Shall keep an accurate record of the proceedings of the association. 

(b) Shall superintend the printing and distribution of the associational minutes. 

(c) Shall keep on file the printed minutes and other important documents belong- 
ing to the association. 

(d) Shall be paid an annual amount as set in the associational budget. 
Section 4. Treasurer. 

(a) Shall be responsible for the receipt and distribution of all monies. 

(b) Shall keep an accurate record of both receipts and distributions. 

(c) Shall make comprehensive reports to the Associational Board at its regularly 
scheduled meetings and to the annual meeting of the association. 

Section 5. Historian: Shall collect information and put in some durable form the items 
of particular interest about each of the member churches and association. 

Section 6. Parliamentarian: Shall advise and assist the presiding officer of the asso- 
ciation and the Associational Board with respect to all matters involving proper parlia- 
mentary procedure. 



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Section 7. Trustees: Shall hold in trust any property, money endowed, or other secu- 
rities of the association; and shall handle all legal matters of the association under the 
direction of the association or Association Board. 

Section 8. Director of Missions: 

(a) Search Committee: The Nominating Committee, as needed, shall recommend 
seven persons to the Associational Board who would serve as a director of missions search 
committee. 

(b) Conditions of employment: 

1) Shall be called on an indefinite basis. The relationship may be terminated 
by either the director of missions or the association with a thirty day notice. 

2) Shall have three weeks vacation with pay; the time will be determined in 
consultation with the Executive Committee. 

3) May be away from the association for three weeks for revivals and/or World 
Missions Conferences. These meetings will be scheduled in consultation with the 
Executive Committee. 

4) Will be limited to revivals in the association only so far as they do not con- 
flict with basic responsibilities. 

5) May serve any church in the association as interim pastor for a period not 
to exceed five Sundays, except when additional time is approved by the Executive 
Committee. At such a time, the church should contribute to the associational treasurer a 
reasonable remuneration for services. 

6) May serve as chaplain in one institution outside the association, but this 
work shall not unduly interfere with the responsibilities to the association. 

(c) Duties 

1) Shall respond within the limits of time and ability to the invitations of the 
churches for assistance in their congregational needs; work with associational leaders in 
planning and initiating a program of work; encourage the cooperation of all the church- 
es in the undertakings of the association; promote missionary interest among the church- 
es; enlist the churches in the support of those causes fostered by the Baptist State 
Convention. 

2) Shall give general oversight to the work of the association and, with the 
assistance of the Executive Committee, draw up an annual calendar of activities which 
shall be approved by the Associational Board. 

3) Shall give written quarterly reports to the Associational Board and an annu- 
al report to the association. 

4) Shall publish an attractive and informative newsletter and shall distribute it 
to pastors, Associational Board members, associational officers, and general church offi- 
cers. 

5) Shall cultivate the friendship and goodwill of those churches not fully coop- 
erating with the association in the hope that they may be led to cooperate with us in car- 
rying out the Great Commission. 

6) Shall be alert to the needs of mission work in unchurched areas and shall 
conduct surveys, when deemed advisable, to ascertain these needs. When mission work 
is established, he shall see that it is initiated under the sponsorship of a local affiliated 
church. 

7) Shall be an ex officio member of standing committees of the association. 



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ARTICLE III - DUTIES OF DEPARTMENT DIRECTORS 

Section 1. Brotherhood: 

(a) Shall promote the total Brotherhood program (Baptist Men and Royal Ambas- 
sadors) in the churches of the association through workshops, retreats, and rallies. 

(b) Shall give special emphasis to the enlistment of men and boys in support of the 
total program of the local church. 

(c) Shall select and appoint leaders necessary to facilitate this work. 

(d) Shall make quarterly reports to the Association Board and an annual report to 
the association. 

Section 2. Discipleship Training: 

(a) Shall study and seek to promote the Discipleship Training Program in the 
churches of the association. 

(b) Shall select and appoint leaders for each department. 

(c) Shall make quarterly reports to the Associational Board and an annual report to 
the association. 

Section 3. Evangelism: 

(a) Shall promote and encourage evangelism in the association through clinics, lay 
evangelism schools, retreats, and rallies. 

(b) Shall appoint a committee to assist in this work. 

(c) Shall make quarterly reports to the Associational Board and an annual report to 
the association. 

Section 4. Library Services: 

(a) Shall promote library services in the association through conferences and work- 
shops, encouraging the churches to establish libraries with adequate books, audio-visual 
aid materials and equipment. 

(b) Shall provide assistance, when requested, to all churches in the association. 

(c) Shall make quarterly reports to the Associational Board and an annual report to 
the association. 

Section 5. Missions: 

(a) Shall lead the association in identifying and evaluating its mission needs and in 
planning and conducting its mission programs. 

(b) Shall help the churches commit themselves to the association mission program 
and to one another for accomplishing their work. 

(c) Shall work with the missions committees of the churches. 

(d) Shall select a committee from the association to give proper representation and 
perspective in helping perform the duties of this office. 

(e) Shall make quarterly reports to the Association Board and make an annual 
report to the association. 

Section 6. Music: 

(a) Shall seek to stimulate interest in good church music through workshops, music 
schools, and hymn sings in the member churches and in association-wide efforts. 

(b) Shall plan with proper associational leaders and direct the music at all meetings 
of the association. 

(c) Shall select and appoint personnel necessary to discharge this responsibility. 

(d) Shall make quarterly reports to Association Board and an annual report to the 
association. 



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Section 7. Pastoral Ministries: 

(a) Shall assist the churches in the development of pastoral ministries, deacon min- 
istries, vocational guidance, church administration services, and church weekday educa- 
tion. 

(b) Shall select personnel necessary to conduct this ministry. 

(c) Shall make regular reports to the Association Board and an annual report to the 
association. 

Section 8. Senior Adult: 

(a) Shall identify needs, promote programs, and utilize resources of senior adults in 
the association. 

(b) Shall select and enlist personnel necessary to facilitate this work. 

(c) Shall make quarterly reports to the Associational Board and an annual report to 
the association. 

Section 9. Stewardship: 

(a) Shall encourage Christian stewardship in the association through conferences, 
seminars, clinics, and stewardship revivals. 

(b) Shall select and appoint personnel necessary to carry on this work. 

(c) Shall make quarterly reports to the Associational Board and an annual report to 
the association. 

Section 10. Sunday School: 

(a) Shall study and seek to promote Sunday School, Vacation Bible School and 
Mid-winter Bible Study in the churches of the association. 

(b) Shall select and appoint personnel necessary to carry out this task. 

(c) Shall make quarterly reports to the Associational Board and an annual report to 
the association. 

Section 11. Woman's Missionary Union: 

(a) Shall promote the total Woman's Missionary Union program (Baptist Women, 
Baptist Young Women, Acteens, Girls in Action, and Mission Friends) in churches of the 
association through workshops, retreats, and rallies. 

(b) Shall give special emphasis to the enlistment of women, young women and girls 
in the support of the total program of the church. 

(c) Shall help in the selection and appointment of leaders necessary to facilitate the 
work. 

(d) Shall make quarterly reports to the Associational Board and an annual report to 
the association. 

Section 12. Youth: 

(a) Shall seek to promote youth work in the churches of the association through 
council meetings, rallies, and retreats. 

(b) Shall select and appoint leaders necessary to facilitate this work. 

(c) Shall make quarterly reports to the Association Board and an annual report to 
the association. 



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ARTICLE IV - COMPOSITION AND DUTIES 

OF THE 
ASSOCIATION BOARD AND COMMITTEES 

Section 1. The Association Board: 

(a) The active pastors of member churches and missions. 

(b) The officers of the association. 

(c) The chairpersons of each standing committee of the association. 

(d) Three members elected by each church with the request that at least two mem- 
bers are, or have been, officers or elected leaders of that church. 

(e) The president, vice-president, and secretary of the associational youth council. 

(f) The Association Board shall act for the association in the interim between its 
annual sessions. Its duties shall be to carry out the policies and the will of the association. 
No action shall be taken by the Association Board contravening the will of the associa- 
tion, nor shall it initiate any new policy or practice binding the association, unless so 
directed. However, in an emergency, it may take such actions as it deems necessary, but 
such action shall be submitted to the next meeting of the association for final disposition. 
It shall make a full and complete report of its activities at the annual session. The officers 
of the association shall be the officers of the Association Board. A quorum shall be rep- 
resentatives of a majority of the member churches. Churches shall be allowed to elect two 
alternates who will attend and vote in the absence of regular Association Board members. 
This Board shall determine the time and places of its meetings not later than December 31 
for the ensuing year, and this information shall be published in the associational calendar. 

Section 2. The Executive Committee: moderator, vice-moderator, clerk, treasurer, par- 
liamentarian, direction of missions, department directors, chairperson of the Finance 
Committee, Baptist State Convention General Board Representative, and presidents of the 
associational youth council, and ministers' conference. The vice-moderator shall serve as 
chairperson of this committee. It shall be the duty of this committee, cooperating with the 
director of missions, to devise ways and means, recommend measures and initiate action 
implementing promotion and missionary expansion within bounds of the association. 

Section 3. The Committee of Committees: Shall consist of five members who will 
nominate the members of the various standing committees and present them for election 
at the annual meeting of the association. One member of the committee shall carry over 
each year to the new Committee on Committees with the provision that no member serve 
more than two consecutive years. 

Section 4. The Nominating Committee: Shall consist of five members who present at 
the annual meeting a list of nominations for association offices, department directors, 
Baptist State Convention agency representatives, and as needed, recommend to the 
Association Board seven members to serve as a Director of Missions Search Committee. 

Section 5. The Finance and Audit Committee: Shall be composed of seven members, 
including the treasurer and representing at least six different churches of the association, 
chosen so as to embrace reasonably the various geographical areas of the association. No 
member, exclusive of the treasurer, shall serve, nor any church be represented, more than 
two consecutive years. No more than four members of this committee shall be replaced 
during the associational year. It shall be the duty of the committee to draw up and submit 
the annual association budget to the Association Board for approval prior to the presenta- 
tion at the annual meeting. Further, this body shall supervise the raising of funds to meet 
the budget and other miscellaneous needs. It shall make or cause to be made, an annual 
audit of the receipts and disbursements of all funds of the association and make a com- 

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prehensive report to the association at the annual meeting. 

Section 6. The Committee on Place and Preacher: Consisting of three members, shall 
recommend to the association in annual session, the place or places of the next meeting, 
and the preacher and alternate preacher for the annual sermon. 

Section 7. The Program Committee: Shall consist of three members who shall plan 
well the program for the annual meeting. Copies of the program shall be distributed to 
the messengers and visitors at the annual meeting. 

Section 8. The Constitution and Bylaws Committee: Shall consist of the following 
four members - moderator, vice-moderator, director of missions, and one member at large, 
who shall serve as chairperson of the committee. This committee shall be nominated by 
the Committee on Committees and elected by the association. Its duties shall be to pre- 
pare and recommend changes, amendments or additions to the Constitution and Bylaws 
as may be necessary to serve better the purposes of the association. 

Section 9. The Credentials Committee: Shall be composed of three members who 
shall review all applications from churches for membership in the association. This com- 
mittee shall make a thorough investigation of the petitioning churches as to doctrine, prac- 
tices, and cooperation with the Baptist program. A formal statement of its findings, along 
with a recommendation, shall be submitted to association in annual session or to the 
Association Board as provided in Article III, Section 2, of the constitution. This commit- 
tee may be called upon by the moderator to serve as set forth in Article III, Section 2 (5) 
of the constitution. 

Section 10. The Committee on Ordination: This committee shall consist of a chair- 
person who is elected by the association and all the pastors in the association. The com- 
mittee shall examine the candidates who come before it, as to their call and fitness for the 
gospel ministry, and shall make such recommendations as it feels led to the church 
requesting ordination for the candidate. The committee shall help plan and arrange for 
proper services of ordination when such assistance is requested. 

Section 1 1 . The Commiti.ee on Resolutions: Shall consist of three members who will 
prepare and present to the association suitable resolutions of appreciation and expression 
of sentiments on any matter chosen by the committee or referred by the association. 

Section 12. The Building and Grounds committee: Shall be composed of five persons. 
The committee shall inspect the associational properties periodically and assist in main- 
taining an inventory of equipment, develop and maintain maintenance policies and pro- 
cedures; develop and recommend an adequate insurance plan to protect all buildings and 
properties; recommend cost of maintenance care of the property to the budget committee; 
assist in determining and administering parking space; promote the conservation of ener- 
gy and other natural resources used in the operation of association properties; and make 
certain that the grounds are kept clean and in good repair and that trees, shrubs, and grass 
are healthy, properly nourished and trimmed. 

ARTICLE V - REVISION OF BYLAWS 

The association may amend or alter the by laws by a vote of two-thirds of messengers 
present at an annual meeting, provided that each change or amendment is submitted in 
writing on the first day of the session for vote on the following day. Each proposed 
change or amendment must be printed in the association newsletter in the last issue before 
the annual session. 



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V. Proceedings 

of the 
Forty-eighth Annual Session 

UNITY GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH 

October 20, 1997 

1. Registration began at 6:30pm with the host church registering messengers and 
guests. Mrs. Lisa Beasley, pianist and Mrs. Vickie Cox, organist, were instrumentalists 
for the session. Moderator Ed Johnson called the forty-eighth session to order at 7:00pm. 
The welcome and devotion were given by the host pastor, Rev. Brad Williams. Mrs. Sandi 
Ward, association music director, led in singing the hymn, "Open My Eyes That I May 
See," which was the theme for the annual meeting. Two special music selections, "I'll Fly 
Away" and "It Will Be a Great Day," were presented by the Unity Grove Baptist Church 
choir, which was a great blessing to all. 

2. Dr. Greg Poplin, Chairman of the Program Committee moved that the order of ser- 
vice for the forty-eighth session be accepted as printed and as changes were needed. The 
moderator recognized and welcomed all the messengers and visitors. The director of 
Missions, Dr. J. Billy Graham, recognized the new ministers who came during the year to 
the association: Rev. and Mrs. Brad Williams, Unity Grove church; Rev. and Mrs. D. C. 
Sullivan, Red Branch church; Rev. and Mrs. Gregg Newton, Pleasant Hill church; Rev. 
and Mrs. Kenneth Baker, Eagle Springs; Mrs. Donna Lowe, minister of children and 
youth, Aberdeen church; Mrs. Allison Coltrane, minister of youth and children, Southern 
Pines church; Mr. Robbie Gibson, minister of youth, Vass church. 

3. On behalf of the Credentials Committee Rev. Max Gilmore, stated that the Eagle 
Springs Baptist Church church was received into membership at the September Board 
meeting. The Eagle Springs messengers stood and were warmly welcomed into member- 
ship of the association. 

4. The clerk, Dewitt Purvis, gave the Clerk's Report and Digest of Church Letters. 
There was an increase in almost every category. Total members, baptisms, receipts, gifts 
to missions and to the Cooperative Program, increased over 1996. Appreciation is 
expressed to all church clerks for their help in preparing the 1997 Church Profile. 

5. Dr. Wayne Adams gave the treasurer's report, which was adopted as presented. Dr. 
Adams thanked the churches for their continuing strong support. Mr. Jack Hartsell, chair- 
person of the Finance and Budget Committee, moved the adoption of the proposed 1997- 
98 budget, which had been presented for information in May and had been recommended 
to the association for approval at the September Board meeting. The budget was unani- 
mously adopted. 

6. Dr. J. Billy Graham presented the director of missions report, thanking the associ- 
ational leaders for all their service and help and for the prayers and support of all the 
churches. Dr. Graham encouraged participation in the partnership with South Africa and 
in other volunteer mission projects. At Dr. Graham's recommendation and by common 
consent it was agreed to dedicate the 1997 Annual in honor of retiring pastors Rev. John 
Stone, Southern Pines First, and Rev. Charles Hinson, Aberdeen First. 

7. Ms. Lisa Perry, journeyman to China for 3 years, primarily in Mandarin language 
study in Beijing, shared some experiences with the Chinese and told how she was able to 
cultivate friendships and to witness in that setting. 

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8. Mrs. Deanna Stockwell and several of the ladies on the WOM council presented an 
inspirational and informative report on the women's work. 

9. Mr. Charles English presented the Brotherhood Report, telling of many things that 
Baptist men and boys are doing in missions, the Angel Tree ministry, his interest in help- 
ing street children in Brazil. Others are invited to participate in local and world missions. 
Mr. Lewis Blue, member at Emmanuel, has agreed to serve as associate director. 

10. Rev. Don Ballenger gave the evangelism report, informing us of the many ministries 
of the state convention and how people are being saved through these ministries. He 
encouraged us to use opportunities to train our people to witness. Rev. Ballenger also 
gave a most informative report on Campbell University, stating that it is the third largest 
Baptist University in the world with over 6,000 students from all 50 states and from over 
40 countries. 

11. Mr. Curtis Bettini, gave the report for the Property and Grounds Committee. He 
reported that the project for landscaping, paving, constructing the utility building, 
installing a fountain, planting shrubs and other plants was dedicated at the September 
Board meeting. He thanked all churches and individuals for their support. Curt referred 
to the committee as the "sick committee," since so many had experienced sickness the 
past year. We are encouraged to complete the endowment of $40,000 in the endowment 
fund so that the final goal of the building project can be met, making it possible for the 
principal to be used for payment of utilities and maintenance of the property. This year a 
lawn mower, blower, weed eater, and hedge timmer were purchased. 

A motion was made and adopted to receive all the reports as printed in the Book of 
Reports. 

12. Sandi Ward led in singing some choruses. Then Mrs. Nina Johnson, member at 
Middle Cross, blessed us with some special music. 

13. The director of missions led in a prayer for the speaker and for the South African 
partnership. Then he introduced Rev. Harald Froise, director of the Gold Mines Ministries 
at Welkom and Coordinator of the Central Baptist Association in South Africa who 
brought an inspiring and challenging message on the partnership with our state and his 
country. Rev. Froise encouraged us to pray for his country and for Baptist work there, and 
invited us to share in partnership projects. 

14. The total attendance for the evening session was 146, including 103 messengers and 
43 visitors. The host pastor, Rev. Brad Williams, gave instructions to the fellowship hall 
and invited everyone to stay for refreshments. Rev. Williams led in the blessing and bene- 
diction. 

EPHESUS BAPTIST CHURCH 

October 21, 1997 

Afternoon Session 

1 . Registration for the afternoon session started at 3:30 pm and the call to order was at 
4:00 pm by Vice-moderator Robert Cooke. Mrs. Sandi Ward was pianist and Rev. Benny 
Edwards was the song leader for the afternoon session. Rev. Edwards led us in singing 
the hymn, "More About Jesus." The devotion was given by Rev. John Stone on the sub- 
ject, "Come to Macedonia and Help Us." The host pastor, Rev. Bob Morrison, extended 
a warm welcome to all. Mrs. Jane Rogers, Mr. Dave Schuchard, and Rev. Gary Bodford 
were not present to give their reports, but their reports were in the Book of Reports. 



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2. Rev. Steven Burrow gave the Sunday School report, stating that the Act Team 
(Association Consulting Team) was available to assist the churches in Sunday School 
work. 

3. Mrs. Sandi Ward presented the music report, sharing several events that were pro- 
vided this past year and announcing some events for the coming year. 

4. Rev. Archie Stevens gave the Sr. Adult report, telling us about the Sr. Adult group 
from the association that went on the mission project to New Orleans, the annual Sr. Adult 
fellowship dinner at Bethlehem, and the proposed 1998 Sr. Adult dinner to be given at 
Beulah Hill. 

5. Rev. Jesse Mansfield gave the Pastoral Ministries report, telling of seminars for pas- 
tors and deacons, encouraging churches to benefit from these training events. 

6. Rev. John Stone gave the North Carolina General Board report, stating that he 
enjoyed representing convention social institutions (Baptist Hospital, Baptist Children's 
Homes, and Homes for the Aging). It was necessary for Rev. Stone to meet several times 
during the year since he was chairman of the social services institutions. Rev. Stone 
expressed praise and thanksgiving to God for unity among the various groups in the con- 
vention and was encouraged by all the progress that is being experienced in the state, say- 
ing it was the "best two years I have experienced in the state." The state convention 
search committee is unanimous in nominating Rev. Dr. Jim Royston, pastor of the 
Colonial Heights Baptist Church, Kingsport, Tennessee, to become the new convention 
Executive Director Treasurer. Dr. Roy Smith will retire in December, 1997; Dr. Royston 
will be voted on by the state convention in November at the annual meeting in Winston- 
Salem. 

7. Rev. Luther Ozment, assistant to the president, Baptist Retirement Homes, gave an 
interesting, informative report on the retirement homes. Rev. Ozment stated that the 
homes cared for the "Go-go, the go-slow, and the no-go" elderly. Mr. Paul Daley, direc- 
tor, Cameron Boys Home, and a group of boys and their leaders, gave the Baptist 
Children's Report. The boys home is concerned about helping hurting children, and heal- 
ing broken families. Part of the report was composed of songs by the boys and the lead- 
ers which was enjoyed by all. 

8. Rev. Bennie Edwards, accompanied by Mrs. Sandi Ward, led in singing the hymn, 
"Be Thou My Vision." Rev. David Helms read from Romans 4:7-9 and led us in a com- 
forting memorial service, remembering our beloved deceased from the churches. A pas- 
tors ensemble, composed of several ministers, sang "Excuses, Excuses," and "Christ 
Receiveth Sinful Men." 

9. Rev. Bob Morrison read the Scripture and Rev. Dr. Greg Poplin presented the annu- 
al sermon, "Open My Eyes That I May See." It dealt with the necessity of removing the 
rubble from the foundation and building new walls on the solid foundation of Christ. He 
referred to Nehemiah, the builder of the new temple, and encouraged us to pray and to 
build the walls of the church so that the church can be what it ought to be in today's world. 

10. Charles Hinson gave the blessing and benediction. A delicious meal of chicken, 
vegetables, rolls, and tea was served the host church and enjoyed by all. 

11. The evening session was begun with a prelude by Mrs. Vickie Comer. Rev. Benny 
Edwards, accompanied by Sandi Ward, led in singing the hymn, "Turn Your Eyes Upon 
Jesus." An inspirational devotion was given by Rev. Gregg Newton, pastor at Pleasant 
Hill. The Ephesus Baptist Church choir, accompanied by Mrs. Pauline Morrison and Mrs. 
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12. The Nominations Committee report was adopted by acclamation as printed. Mr. 
Bill Moore presented the Committee on Committees report which was adopted as given. 

13. Reports for the Place and Preacher by Rev. Bob Schwartz, Ordinations Council by 
Rev. Robert Morrison, and Resolutions Committee by Rev. Bill Reynolds were adopted 
as given. 

14. Rev. Ed Johnson encouraged participation in the program of Seminary Extension. 
A motion to adopt all the reports that were given and to include them in the 1 997 

Annual was approved. 

15. The director of missions requested prayer for Mrs. Bobbie Cagle who has a kidney 
disease and for Mrs. Madie Maness who has suffered sickness for a long time. The mod- 
erator led in the prayer. The following recognitions were made: Appre-ciation for our 
officers and leaders, our faithful clerk, Dewitt Purvis and moderator, Rev. Ed Johnson; a 
plaque was presented to Rev. Ed Johnson for 2 years of faithful service as moderator to 
the association. Sandi Ward was recognized for leading the association to become "stan- 
dard" in its music program. 

16. Rev. Joe Clontz led in the installation of the new officers, challenging them to be 
faithful in their service during the coming year. The new associational officers, encour- 
aging them to be faithful in serving the association and our Lord in the coming year. Rev. 
Clontz led in the prayer of dedication. 

17. Mr. Bill Moore, member at Beulah Hill, blessed us in singing, "The Wonder of It 
all." Dr. Zeb Moss, missionary to Africa for 38 years, now retired, and a member at 
Ashley Heights gave the mission message, challenging us to commitment to missions. 

18. The closing hymn was "Let Others See Jesus in You." The new moderator, Mr. 
Robert Cooke, lay leader at Ephesus church, stated that he would serve to the best of his 
ability. Dr. J. Billy Graham led in the closing prayer and benediction. The moderator, 
Rev. Ed Johnson, declared the 48th session concluded. 



VI. OFFICERS' REPORTS 



1. Annual Treasurer's Report 
October 1, 1996 - September 30, 1997 



Received From Churches 




Flint Hill 


0.00 


Aberdeen 


5,499.96 


Ives Memorial 


3,606.01 


Ashley Heights 


4,648.50 


Lemon Springs 


2,700.00 


Beaver Creek 


1,938.92 


Middle Cross 


600.00 


Bethlehem 


2,837.03 


New Freedom 


610.98 


Beulah Hill 


2,000.00 


New Home 


600.00 


Calvary 


1,000.00 


Pine Grove 


300.00 


Cameron 


4,459.07 


Pineywood 


200.00 


Carthage First 


3,327.75 


Pleasant Hill 


2,699.71 


Cornerstone 


2,100.00 


Red Branch 


2,000.00 


Eagle Springs 


859.86 


Robbins 


7,388.00 


Ephesus 


3,564.99 


Southern Pines 


10,803.72 


Emmanuel 


900.00 


Taylor Memorial 


1,234.00 


Fairview 


750.00 


Unity Grove 


500.00 


Faith 


0.00 


Vass 


2,250.00 



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Victory 


2,705.63 


Annual Meeting 


75.00 


West End 


600.00 


Leadership Training 


152.31 


Interest 


92.84 


Convention, DOM 


851.49 


Minutes 


999.00 


Contingencies 


14.77 


Partnership Missions 


1,247.11 


Office and Administration 




New Work 


3,199.47 


Telephone 


740.78 


RA Refund 


300.00 


Postage 


1,612.20 


Endowment Fund 


2,282.00 


Office Supplies 


792.12 


Graham Gift 


175.00 


Office Insurance 


1,077.00 


Misc. Refund 


90.88 


Office Utilities 


2,552.28 


Senior Adult 


930.00 


Maint. of Equipment 


495.41 


Building 


2,357.86 


Clerk 


150.00 


Total Receipts 


$84^58.29 


Secretary 
FICA 


1,670.76 
253.84 


Balance, 10-1-96 


$4,380.01 


Receipts 


84,358.29 


Compensation for DOM 






$88,738.30 


Compensation 


36,860.00 


Disbursements 


74,585.41 


Insurance 


3,158.42 


Balance, 9-30-97 


$14,152.89 


Retirement 


8,491.87 


Disbursements 




Total Budget 
Special Funds 


$61,773.95 

6,617.50 


Education and Promotion 




Building Fund 


6,193.96 


Sunday School 


125.00 


Total Expenditures 


$74,585.41 


Vacation Bible School 

Baptist Men 

RA 

WMU 


142.95 

40.00 

289.96 

1,112.85 


Budget Balance 
Endowment Fund 
New Work 


$10,139.57 

$ 2,282.00 
$ 1,731.32 


Music 


84.94 






Library Services 


50.00 






Senior Adult 


980.00 







Respectfully submitted, 
Wayne Adams, Treasurer 

*The financial records were examined by the Finance and Audit Committee chairman, 
Jack Hartsell, and were found to be in good order. 

2. Clerk's Report 

The Clerk's Digest of Letters is listed in the tables in the back section. 




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3. Director of Missions Report 

The association is a family of churches on mission for Christ in our setting. As a peo- 
ple of God, we choose to work together in kingdom work, reaching the unreached and 
ministering to the needy in the name of Christ. Our churches focus on evangelism, mis- 
sions, training to be better disciples, fellowship, and stewardship. We thank God for this 
privilege. Yet we know we fall short of the great potential in meeting the challenges 
before and using the resources that God has made available. We thank God for a good 
associational year and we pray for a better year in 1997-98. 

Through our association, state, and national conventions we promote and conduct 
weeks of prayer for world missions, beginning here and reaching around the world. We 
are encouraged to pray for our missionaries and to support mission projects through vol- 
unteers from our churches. This past year, representatives from several of our churches 
participated in mission projects in our homeland in the Ukraine, Germany, Poland, Brazil 
and South Africa. Presently, we are in a five year partnership with South Africa; pastors 
and laypersons are encouraged to consider ways of supporting this partnership. As your 
director of missions, I have had the privilege of going last year and this year with teams 
to the Central Baptist Association in the South African Free State. Pray for and support 
the mission studies and mission offerings for world missions, including local, state, home 
and foreign. The name for the Home Mission Board has been changed to The North 
American Mission Board, and the name for the Foreign Mission Board has been changed 
to The International Mission Board. 

This year we have studied demographics of our associational area and prayerfully con- 
sidered possible places where there are needs for new missions and home Bible studies. 
In our growing population there are opportunities for witness and ministry among the 
Hispanics, the resort communities, the mobile home parks, and the black communities. 
We will continue to seek to find ways to minister to these people as well as evangelize our 
communities for Christ. Let us be alert to opportunities to minister in the nursing homes, 
jails and prisons, hospitals, the coalition, Habitat for Humanity, food and clothes closets 
for the needy, and pregnancy crisis centers. 

We are happy to welcome back home Ms. Lisa Perry who lived in Beijing for 3 years 
and Dr. and Mrs. Zeb Moss who retired from the International Mission Board after serv- 
ing more than 36 years ! And we are pleased that the Patton Malones and Virginia Oliver 
live among us here in the Sandhills. The Malones united with Southern Pines First and 
Zeb and Evelyn Moss returned to Ashley Heights church where Lisa is a member. 

Let us continue to pray for New Freedom and their pastoral family. The mother 
church of this congregation, now meeting at EduCare in Pinehurst, is Ives Memorial. We 
all are indebted for the excellent, caring ministries of Rev. John Stone, Southern Pines 
First, and Rev. Charles Hinson, Aberdeen First, who are retiring in April of 1998. We 
thank God for their ministries and wish them well in retirement, but we will continue to 
call upon them for counsel and ministry. We are pleased to welcome to our pastoral lead- 
ership Rev. D. C. Sullivan, called to serve Red Branch church, and Rev. Brad Williams, 
called to serve the Unity Grove congregation. We also gladly welcome to the our associ- 
ation, Mrs. Donna Lowe, Minister of Youth at Aberdeen First, and Mrs. Allison Coltrane, 
Minister of Youth and Children at Southern Pines First. 

Pray with me for God's guidance and blessing upon our cooperative ministries in the 
Sandhills. 

Respectfully submitted, 
J. Billy Graham, Director of Missions 

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4. General Board Report 

Your General Board meets three times a year, in January, May and September, to carry 
out the work authorized and directed by the annual sessions of our Baptist State 
Convention of North Carolina. That is a heavy task and the Board is assigned to the var- 
ious departments and councils to carry out that task. 

My own area is the Council on Christian Social services, which consists of our NC 
Baptist Children's Homes, our Baptist Hospital, and our Baptist Retirement Homes. We 
have been holding our Tuesday afternoon meetings "on site," by traveling to one of the 
institutions and touring the facility to see first hand what is being done. That is an inspir- 
ing and pleasing experience and we should continue to support the ministries of our insti- 
tutions. 

Things are moving very well in our Social Service Institutions. The Children's Homes 
and Retirement Homes are expanding and requesting more financial support through the 
Cooperative Program budget next year. Baptist Hospital is consolidating with Bowman 
Gray School of Medicine, which will require a vote of approval at our November, 1997 
State Convention Annual Meeting. 

The one sad note this year is the action of Meredith College Board of Trustees decid- 
ing to sever their relationship with our State Convention. 

Respectfully submitted, 
John Stone, Chairman 



VII. DEPARTMENT DIRECTORS' 
REPORTS 



1. Brotherhood Report 

The purpose of Baptist Men and the Brotherhood is to involve men and boys on mis- 
sions. The NCBM, RA department asked me to lead a group of young men on the annu- 
al "Challenge Overseas Mission Trip" to Brazil. With their help and support, six people 
answered the call to the trip. Tiffany Barber (Ives Memorial), Donna Garner (New 
Freedom), Lewis Blue (Emmanuel), Joey Bridges (Flat Springs, Lee County), Chris 
Newton (Macedonia, Liberty, NC), and I spent seven days on the trip. It was very spiri- 
tual and educational for everyone. Many people came to Christ as a result of the young 
peoples' witnessing and the convicting power of the Holy Spirit. 

Upon our return, I had a knee replacement and this took me out of the mission field for 
two months. On March 26, a group of eleven people traveled to Berlin. We came togeth- 
er from Charlotte, Washington, N. C, Carthage, and Kansas City, Missouri. Bobby Lake 
from Victory and I were the local members of the team. The trip was for construction 
only. All the volunteers received much praise from the missionary in charge at Berlin. 

"On Track for Missions" went very well. More than 100 people attended. J. Billy 
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Special thanks to the "race team" at the First Baptist Church, Southern Pines. Dr. Phil 
Ward and his "pit crew" made it a very special time. They are to be commended for the 
professional way that they made all the racers feel that they were winners. Thanks again! 

In May, the usual Key Leadership trip at Ridgecrest produced a volume of information 
and material for Baptist Men's work. 

We were able to arrange for Pastor Domingos A. Grego, his wife Anna, and their good 
friend, Rose Marie Del Santos, from Baron, Sao Paulo, Brazil, to spend a very busy week- 
end here in our Association. Pastor Domingos brought messages at Emmanuel, Ives 
Memorial, and Red Branch, telling of their work in Brazil. 

There is a continuing need and many opportunities for "hands on missions". There are 
thirteen ministries in the Baptist Brotherhood. Do you fit in? Become obedient to God 
and allow him to control your life. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Charles English, Director 



2. Discipleship Training Report 

A vital part of the Great Commission is "making disciples." The discipleship training 
program in a church is important to the discipling of our members and equipping them to 
walk a more deeply devoted life with Christ. There is a graded series of materials avail- 
able through the Sunday School that can be used by your church to help in discipling your 
people. There also is an excellent selection of resource materials that you can choose from 
to help in special training sessions. Materials for new members such as the Survival Kit 
and other resources are available to train these new Christians or people from other 
denominations who are unfamiliar with Baptist beliefs and practices. Spiritual renewal 
studies, such as "Experiencing God," by Henry Blackaby and the new series on "The 
Mind of Christ" is highly recommended for small group Bible study in your church. 
Consider preparing some leaders to work with your children and youth in Bible drills and 
speakers tournaments. Training is important to the development of the individual 
Christian and to the equipping of the strong church member. Your association and state 
convention are available to help you. The state convention toll free number is 1-800- 
395-5102, ext. 209. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Dave Schuchard, Director 



3. Evangelism Report 

Empowered by God's Spirit , North Carolina Baptists reached and baptized 25,674 in 
1996 for an increase of 1 .9% over 1995. During two Youth Evangelism Weeks . 704 deci- 
sions were made, including 177 professions of faith. 465 recommitments . 25 special ser- 
vice , and 37 other . Super Summer 1997 at Carowinds resulted in 2.822 decisions , includ- 
ing 563+ professions of faith . 

However 45-50% of North Carolina residents are not actively affiliated with any 
church. North Carolina Baptists' goal is to touch every home in North Carolina with the 
gospel witness by 2001 . 



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The development of spot announcements for radio and television to highlight a 
Christian message and North Carolina Baptist work is planned to aid in this goal. A color 
booklet will be produced in 1998 to help present the gospel to the 25 million tourists who 
visit North Carolina each year. 

The North Carolina Evangelism Division can help local churches and associational 
work. Contact them: 

(1) To schedule personal witness training in BWR, CWT, WIN schools, One-Day 
Soul Winning Workshops, or People Sharing Jesus. 

(2) To schedule training in interfaith witnessing. 

(3) To obtain a 3 volume set of training videos to accompany Darrel Robinson's 
book 

Total Church Life. 

(4) To obtain copies of the video Jesus , produced by Campus Crusade @ $5.00 
each when you order 5 copies. 

(5) To schedule a student evangelism team, The Evangels or Witness for the 
summer of 1998. 

(6) To schedule a student seminar: Developing a Strategy for Evangelism in the 
Local Church. 

An electronic magazine is available with articles, book reviews, and trends in evange- 
lism. To subscribe, send an E-mail request to nsearcy @ bscnc.org or call the Evangelism 
office. 

Through computer technology churches can receive a map of their community with 
location of church members, visitors, and inactive residents. 

Respectfully Submitted, 
Don Ballenger, Director 

4. Library Media Report 

'To provide resources and services through the church media library is the ongoing 
commitment of the library staff and to encourage the use of these resources and services 
is an ongoing challenge, requiring vigorous, persistent promotion" — This is quoted 
directly from Dennis Conriff , Director of Church Media Library Programs in the winter 
edition of CHURCH MEDIA LIBRARY MAGAZINE, published by the Sunday School 
Board of the SBC. With this in mind, the emphasis for the Spring 97 Church Media 
Library workshop was on "Promoting the Resources and Services of the Church Media 
Library." 

On March 15, 1997, church media library staff members gathered at Cameron Baptist 
Church for a workshop conducted by Vicky Morris of Kannapolis and Myra McGarrell, 
of Concord. Participants were treated to special promotional displays that centered 
around a variety of topics. Numerous hand-outs were provided filled with ideas, sugges- 
tions, and how-tos for promotion of the resources in the libraries. Promotional activities 
for encouraging the use of the church media library were centered around particular 
themes. 

On April 25-27, 1997, at Caraway conference center, a North Carolina Church Media 
Library Workshop was held focusing on "Ministry 2000-Focusing on Children". 



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Plans are underway for the Spring 1998 Church Media Library Workshop. It will be 
March 14, 1998 at the Sandhills Baptist Association in Carthage. Cathy Hopkins, State 
Media Library Director is working closely with us to plan for this event. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Jane Rogers, Director 



5. Missions Report 

The need for mission involvement in the Sandhills Association presents a wonderful 
opportunity for us to become involved in the Great Commission. Jesus has charged those 
of us who know Him to this task. (Mat 28:19-20 NKJV) "Go therefore and make disci- 
ples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the 
Holy Spirit, "teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I 
am with you always, even to the end of the age. "Amen. In those verses we have the com- 
mand to be involved. The opportunities are also very present at our doorstep. It seems as 
though God has brought the world to us. While we want to continue to have a world 
vision, we also need to see the opportunities in our association. We have opportunities 
clearly laid out for us to start new work. Then there is the ever increasing challenge with 
the Hispanics in our area. There will always be the nursing homes, the jails, the military 
and other pressing needs for ministry. There is much evangelistic work we need to do in 
our own neighborhoods for Christ. The Missions Committee will have a new chairman 
next year. Reverend Ed Johnson will take this important position. Ed will bring effective 
leadership to this office. My prayer is that we will all follow his leadership and lend our 
support to the things the Missions Committee propose. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Ernest H. Ferrell, Director 



6. Music Report 

Sandhills music had an interesting year. Ideas that came from the Ridgecrest Key 
Leadership trip included having area choirsings and a summertime children's choir camp. 
In the end neither concept came to fruition. Yet, in the end we had such a delightful sur- 
prise. 

Wouldn't it be great to have a praisesing in your area of the association, with neighbor 
churches ! 

Wouldn't it be great if some of the smaller churches who might not have a choir could 
be involved in the planning and leading of such a service! Wouldn't it be great if Sandi 
had chosen dates not near Thanksgiving or Easter! Wouldn't it be great if his concept 
could work? 

Three area choirsings were planned this year. After planning meetings were held for 
the first two it seemed apparent that the chosen dates in November and March were too 
much in conflict with other commitments. Everyone promised to participate in the May 
choirsing. 

In January, we held our second "swap shop" for choir leaders. Eight churches were 
represented. We shared ideas or programs that have been helpful and successful for us. 
This meeting seems to be helpful. 

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Please give some thought to the idea of a children's choir camp. Besides a rather large 
facility, this project would require many workers. Sandi is open to your suggestions. 

We held our fourth annual Choirsing at Victory on August 17. What a success! Eleven 
of our thirty churches were represented by a choir or a small group. We are very grateful 
for the hospitality of Victory Church whose members were most helpful in accommodat- 
ing some 400 singers and guests who attended. Thanks also go to the people who were 
willing to stand. 

The tremendous success of this event has left me asking questions about next year. 
Shall we return to the church with largest seating? Shall we seek an auditorium? What 
about the program? Two hours is the limit— -what about an associational musical? Please 
discuss this with your choir leader and have him/her share ideas with Sandi. Please 
remember that the success of this event, or of any event we plan is YOU— -you believe in 
it, you own it, you want it to work, you make it happen . . .and it's great! 

Here are upcoming events for the 1997-1998 year: 

November 3 . . .training event . .TBA 

November 10-12 Baptist State Convention, Winston-Salem 

January 12 . . .Swap Shop III, resource center, 6:30 

March 23 . . ."Learning to read music" workshop, 7 pm at Robbins 

August 16 . . .Fifth Annual ChoirSing . . . TBA 

Respectfully submitted, 
Sandi Ward, Director 



7. Pastoral Ministries Report 

The Pastoral Ministries Department seeks to assist ministers and deacons in pastoral 
ministries. Excellent resources are available for our benefit. With the help of the Baptist 
State Convention Minister Support Department we were able to sponsor two three hour 
seminars for our ministers: "Preaching That Heals" seminar was held in March and was 
led by Dr. Jim Hightower, a consultant in Hunts ville, formerly with the Church 
Administration Department of the Baptist Sunday School Board, and "Variety in 
Preaching," (Fresh Approaches in Preaching), a seminar in September was led by Dr. 
Harold Freeman, professor of homiletics at Southwestern Baptist Seminary in Ft. Worth, 
Texas. Dr. Fred McGehee, director of Minister Support, BSC, helped arrange these sem- 
inars. We invited other ministers from the community and from other associations to par- 
ticipate. In November of 1996, Dr. Fred Gehee was the leader for our deacons annual 
workshop. Our leader for the deacons workshop on November 24, 1997, will be Rev. 
Eddie Hammett, consultant with Laity Leadership, Baptist State Convention. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Jesse Mansfield, Director 



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8. Senior Adult Report 

We have just returned from our second Senior Adult mission trip to New Orleans, L.A. 
This is our second time to be a part of the Home Mission Board's M.O.S.T. (Missions on 
Short Term) Program. We had many opportunities to share the love of Christ and we 
received much more than we could ever give. May I encourage you to consider becom- 
ing a part of one of these trips next year. 

Our Associational Senior Adult Banquet is scheduled for Monday, April 27, 1998 at 
Beulah Hill Baptist Church. Dinner will be served at 5:30 pm and entertainment will be 
by Fred Taylor and David Dennis from Troy. If you've never heard these two talented 
people, you will want to mark your calendar now for an exciting evening. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Archie Stevens 



9. Stewardship Report 

First, I would like to thank you for your cooperation and support during the past two 
years. I would especially like to thank Dr. J. Billy Graham for his support, assistance and 
direction. 

Our annual Stewardship workshop was held at Russell's Seafood House on May 1st. 
The meeting was well attended. Ken Batts shared an overview of the book, Trusted 
Stewards Moving Toward Total Stewardship, by Calvin Partain. Each of the 20 or so peo- 
ple that attended received a copy of the book. The meeting was held earlier than usual 
this year due to schedule conflicts. Also, those who attended had to pay half of the cost 
of the meal as a result of cut backs at the state level. Still, it was a good deal! The work- 
shop was a blessing to those who attended, I believe. 

On August 25, we held the Key Leadership Conference at First Baptist Church in 
Carthage. I shared briefly about the Live Wisely program. Live Wisely is a program that 
seeks to enable Christians to handle their personal finances in an efficient way and in 
accordance with principles found in God's Word. A conference on Personal Finances will 
be held at Camp Caraway from October 20-22. Also, Debbie Fleece, who attends New 
Freedom, shared about ministry of Larry Burkett in this same field. A small amount of 
literature on stewardship was made available. Free tracts on stewardship issues such as 
tithing are available from Ken Batt's office (ext. 205). 

On May 12-13, I attended the State Key Leader Conference at Ridgecrest and the 
meetings on stewardship. I appreciate this training and experience very much. Lee Davis 
shared about the Live Wisely approach to personal finances. 

It has been my privilege to serve you this past year as Stewardship Director. Regret- 
fully, I have resigned from all my current responsibilities with the Association, including 
that of Stewardship Director. I have gone back to Southeastern to complete my Masters 
of Theology and am now working on my thesis in addition to taking 5 semester hours both 
this fall and next spring. The time pressures of a large family and the burden of school 
work have necessitated temporarily limiting my involvement outside of service to the 
local church, Fairview. Thank you again for your support. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Charles Taylor, Director 

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10. Sunday School Report 

Sunday School is the heart of what a church does. It is the reaching and teaching min- 
istry of the church. Without Sunday School there is a void in everything we do. 

Dr. Mike Perry was again with us in November 96. It was good to have him back. Our 
ACTEAM went to the Sunday School Conference in April at FBC in Cary. Our team was 
well equipped to begin the new year. We had our Associational Sunday School 
Conference in August. We had a good response and much discussion was made about the 
new year coming up. I hope you will call upon our team to come and work with your 
church. We are ready. 

Phil Stone will be with us on Monday, February 16, 1998 with a supper at 6:30 pm and 
program at 7:30 pm. He will be talking about Evangelism in Sunday School work. Please 
make plans to attend this conference. 
Our ACTEAM this year is: 

Director: Rev. Stephen Burrow 919/708-5344 

Adult: Mr. Joe Howell 910/ 692-4167 

Youth: 

Children: Mrs. Allison Coltrane 910/ 949-3887 

Pre-school: Mrs. Jeanie Jordan 910/692-0666 

Respectfully submitted, 
Steven Burrow 



11. Woman's Missionary Union Report 

Theme for 1996-97: Hand in Hand 

Watchword: "For we are partners working together for God, and you are God's field. 
You are also God's building." (1 Cor. 3:9 TEV). 

In fulfilling our mission purpose your WMU was involved in: 

1. Praying for and giving to missions by: 

a. Participating in Weeks of Prayer for Home and Foreign missions (now called 
North American and International missions). 

b. Giving to Annie Armstrong Home Missions Offering and the Lottie Moon 
Foreign Mission Offering. 

c. Cooperating with the Brotherhood in a special emphasis on the need for 
renewed giving for State Missions. 

d. Attending a Prayer Retreat held at Ashley Heights. 

2. Doing missions by: 

a. Again providing birthday cakes each month for Cameron Boys Home 

b. Cooperating with Moore Buddies in providing some help for their work in men- 
toring at risk youth. This was part of our participation in special emphasis, 
Project Help: Child Advocacy. Some churches also provided tutoring for 
neighborhood children. 

c. Individually, churches were involved in ministry and missions by providing 
food and clothing for the needy, cooperating in Hispanic mission work, and giv- 
ing to the Shoe Box ministry. 

d. Several teams making mission trips to Brazil and South Africa included WMU 
members. 

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3. Learning about missions by: 

a. Participating in Home and Foreign Mission studies. 

b. Participating in WMU Extravaganza (state annual meeting) at Ridgecrest. 

c. Attendance by your associational team at a training workshop provided by 
NCWMU at Caraway. 

4. Developing spiritually toward a mission lifestyle by making individual commit- 
ment to grow by participating in activities provided by our association and state as well 
as local churches, by personal study about missions using Mission Mosaic and other mis- 
sion materials, by faithfully praying for our missionaries on the field, and by walking 
Hand in Hand with each other and Christ. 

5. Participating in the work of the church and the denomination by: 

a. Participating in workshops provided by your associational team at Ephesus, 
Victory, and Red Branch. 

b. Coordinating activities with our Association and Brotherhood. 

c. Working with pastors in planning mission events, including WMU Focus Week . 
Team members spoke at some churches during Focus Week. 

d. Entertaining all ministers and spouses including our director of missions, pas- 
tors, and other staff persons, retired ministers, evangelists and missionaries, in 
our association at an Appreciation Dinner hosted by your Associational WMU 
Team held at Taylor Memorial. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Deanna Stockwell, Director 



12. Youth and Campus Ministry Report 

The 1996-97 year was a good one for the Sandhills Baptist Youth. We met at the asso- 
ciational center once a quarter to discuss and plan activities for the youth. Many of our 
churches participated in special youth mission projects, some working together on some 
project. Several churches sent youth groups and their leaders to Super Summer at 
Carowinds, with some of these youth making decisions of faith in Christ. We continue to 
have interest in developing a B.S.U. at the Sandhills Community College. Continue to 
pray for this ministry. If you have young adults in your church who are students at 
Sandhills, please encourage them to contact the association center and express their inter- 
est in this ministry. We continue to have quarterly meetings at the associational center. 
All youth leaders and some youth representatives from each church are encouraged to par- 
ticipate. During the summer of 1997, Rev. Gary Bodford accepted the call as Minister of 
Youth and Children at the Rocky Hock Baptist Church in Edenton. The association 
deeply appreciates Gary's leadership with our youth for the past several years. This year 
Southern Pines and Aberdeen First Churches called youth ministers to serve on their staff. 
We are glad to welcome Mrs. Donna Lowe to Aberdeen First and Mrs. Allison Coltrane 
to Southern Pines First. Mrs. Donna Lowe has agreed to serve as our association youth 
director for 1997-98. 



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VIII. Committee Reports 

1. Place and Preacher Report 

Preacher: 1998 Annual Sermon - Rev. Bob Morrison, Ephesus 

Alternate: Rev. Sandy Yow 
Place: October 18, 1999, 7:00 pm, Eagle Springs Baptist Church 

October 19, 1999, 4:00 pm, Victory Baptist Church 



Respectfully submitted, 
Rev. Eugene Ussery, Chairman 



2. Committee on Committee Report 



I. Committee on Committees 

*Rev. Charles Lassister, Pineywood 
Lelkand STrother, Ashley Heights 
Audney Terry, Lemon Springs 
Tim McClusky, Aberdeen 
Betty Boroughs, Eagle Springs 

II. Nominations Committee 
*Dr. Bill Walton, Carthage 
Steve Gilmore, Cameron 
Howard Sherron, Lemon Springs 
Dr. Tom Vicars, Aberdeen 
Rev. Eugene Ussery, Emmanuel 

III. Finance and Budget Committee 
* Jimmy Melton, Taylor Memorial 
Lawrence Lineberry, Cameron 
Sherrill Lee, Aberdeen 
Larry Russell, Pleasant Hill 
Rod Lunday, Beulah Hill 
Vickie Cox, Unity Grove 
John Westmoreland, Lemon Springs 
Dr. Wayne Adams, Treas., Carthage 

IV Program Committee 

*Rev. James Cagle, Cornerstone 

Rev. Charlie Taylor 

Rev. Larry Wells, West End 

V Place and Preacher 

*Rev. Bob Schwartz, Beaver Creek 
Francis Cagle, Middle Cross 
Kenneth Lane, Pineywood 

VI. Resolution Committee 

*Judy Strother, Ashley Heights 
J.C. Comer, Eagle Springs 
Bill Futral, New Home 



VII. Constitution Committee 

* Vivian Green, Aberdeen 
Moderator, Mr. Robert Cooke 
Vice-moderator, Rev. Ernest Ferrell 
Director of Missions, J. Billy Graham 

VIII. Ordination Committee 
*Rev. Bob Morrison, Ephesus 

Pastors of Association 

IX. Credentials Committee 

*Rev. Max Gilmore, Victory 
Rev. Bennie Maness, Calvary 
Rev. David Reynolds, Middle Cross 

X. Property and Grounds 

*Curt Bettini, Southern Pines 
Clyde Burge, Ephesus 
Dewitt Purvis, Calvary 
Margaret Shields, Robbins 
Ray Tyner, Fairview 
XI. Special Planning/Goals Committee 
*Bill Moore, Beulah Hill 
Catherine Kennedy, Bethlehem 
Rev. Sandy Yow, Ashley Heights 
Lawrence Lineberry, Cameron 
Chris Morgan, Unity Grove 
Rev. Gary Greene, New Freedom 
Rev. David Helms, Southern Pines 
Todd Lowe, Aberdeen 
Glenn Crissman, Ashley Heights 

Respectfully submitted, 
Bill Moore, Chairman 



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3. Nominations Committee Report 

Associational Officers 

Moderator . Mr. Robert Cooke , Ephesus 

Vice-moderator Rev. Ernest Ferrell, Robbins 

Clerk Dewitt Purvis, Calvary 

Treasurer Wayne Adams, Carthage 

Historian Kay Neff, Pleasant Hill 

Parliamentarian Bill Bost, Southern Pines 

Trustees Wallace Edwards, Robbins; Glen Crissman, Ashley Heights; 

Jack Short, Beulah Hill 
General Board Representative Rev. John Stone, Sou. Pines 

Department Directors 

Brotherhood Charles English, Red Branch 

Discipleship Training David Schuchard, Ashley Heights 

Evangelism Rev. Don Ballenger, Ives Memorial 

Library/media Jane Rogers, Cameron 

Missions Rev. Ernest Ferrell, Robbins 

Music Sandi Ward, Robbins 

Pastoral Ministries Rev. Jesse Mansfield, Vass 

Senior Adult Rev. Archie Stevens, Beulah Hill 

Stewardship Rev. Gregg Newton, Pleasant Hill 

Sunday School Rev. Stephen Burrow, Lemon Springs 

WMU Deanna Stockwell, Taylor Memorial 

Youth Mrs. Donna Lowe, Aberdeen 

Representatives 

Baptist Hospital Rev. Jimmy Phillips, New Home 

Baptist Foundation Rev. Charles Hinson, Aberdeen 

Biblical Recorder... Bernice Briggs, Ephesus 

Children's Home Dr. and Mrs. Fleet Allen, Carthage 

Christian Education Rev. David Helms, Southern Pines 

Baptist Retirement Homes John Carpenter, Ives Memorial 

Seminary Extension Director Rev. Ed Johnson, Bethlehem 

Respectfully submitted, 
Bill Walton, Chairman 




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4. Finance and Budget Report 

PROPOSED BUDGET (1997-98), SANDHILLS BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

1996-97 1997-9 

I. Education and Promotion 



II. 



III. 
IV. 



1. 


Sunday School 




a. Vacation Bible School 


2. 


Discipleship Training 


3. 


Youth 


4. 


Brotherhood 


5. 


W.M.U. 


6. 


Music 


7. 


Evangelism 


8. 


Stewardship 


9, 


Library Media Services 


10. 


Missions Development Council 


11. 


Senior Adult 


12. 


Pastoral Ministries 


13. 


Annual Meeting 


14. 


Leadership Training 


15. 


Convention/conference, DOM 


16. 


Minutes 


17. 


Seminary Extension 


18. 


Contingencies 


19. 


Hispanic Ministries 


Office and Administration 


1. 


Telephone 


2. 


Postage 


3. 


Office Supplies 


4. 


Maintenance of Equipment 


5. 


Office Utilities 


6. 


Office Insurance 


7. 


Clerk 


8. 


Secretary 




a. Social Security 


Building & Grounds 


Compensation for DOM 



1 . Direct Income 

a. Salary Support 

b. Housing 

c. Utilities 



100.00 


100.00 


200.00 


200.00 


200.00 


200.00 


650.00 


450.00 


450.00 


450.00 


1,525.00 


1,525.00 


250.00 


250.00 


200.00 


200.00 


100.00 


100.00 


200.00 


200.00 


200.00 


1000.00 


175.00 


175.00 


200.00 


200.00 


275.00 


275.00 


300.00 


300.00 


800.00 


800.00 


250.00 


250.00 


200.00 


200.00 


200.00 


200.00 


3.600.00 


3.600.00 


$10,075.00 


$10,675.00 


900.00 


900.00 


1,600.00 


1,600.00 


1,000.00 


1,000.00 


400.00 


400.00 


3,000.00 


3,000.00 


1,193.00 


1,100.00 


150.00 


150.00 


10,400.00 


10,400.00 


795.00 


795.00 


$19,438.00 


$19,345.00 




$ 1,000.00 


22,937.00 


23,937.00 


6,573.00 


6,573.00 


2,700.00 


2,700.00 



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2. Fringe Benefits 

a. Insurance 6,440.00 4,000.00 

b. Retirement 7,938.00 7,938.00 
3. Associational Ministry 

a. Travel 3.650.00 5.000.00 

$51,238.00 $50,148.00 

TOTAL BUDGET $80.751.00 $81.168.00 

Respectfully submitted, 

Jack Hartsell, Chairman, Taylor Memorial; Lawrence Lineberry, Cameron; 

Lee Rorie, Red Branch, John Westmoreland, Lemon Springs, Sherrill Lee, Aberdeen, 

Larry Russell, Pleasant Hill Wayne Adams, (Treas.), Carthage 

5. Ordination Council Report 

On January 4, 1997, the Sandhills Baptist Ordination Council met and examined Mr. 
Barry Patchett, a member of Southern Pines First Baptist. The council examined brother 
Patchett at the request of his church. The vote was unanimous to recommend ordination. 

No further meetings were necessary during the year. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Robert Morrison, Jr., Chairman 



6. Property and Grounds Committee Report 

The Property and Grounds Committee met several times this year. We discussed ways 
to maintain the association property, to develop a plan for keeping the grounds in good 
condition and attractive in appearance. We have begun to receive some contributions to 
the endowment fund. The goal is to endow this fund up $40,000 to $50,000 and use the 
interest for maintenance and utilities. We encourage churches and individuals to support 
this endowment fund project, a final goal of the building program. This year we were able 
to purchase some needed equipment to mow the grass and to keep the grounds in good 
shape. At the September Association Board meeting we dedicated our last project of land- 
scaping, planting shrubs and other plants, installing a fountain, and paving the parking lots 
and driveways. Again, we thank the churches and all individuals who contributed to and 
gave support to this project. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Curt Bettini, Chairman 




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7. Seminary Extension Director 

"Seminary Extension serves people seeking to perform Christian ministries in their 
communities by developing and providing appropriate educational opportunities, 
resources and experiences." 

This department is available to provide a range of courses through the Sandhills 
Center for Biblical Studies to help those involved in ministry in our Association and our 
sister churches of other denominations. Most of the courses are transferable to selected 
colleges and/or seminaries. 

Lay persons and pastors who want to sharpen their skills in ministry can study through 
Seminary Extension. If you are interested, please let the association office know what 
courses you prefer. When we get enough people together to form a class, we will gladly 
provide an instructor and set up a time. Better still, get together with some of your friends 
and fellow pastors and form a class on your own. We will furnish the instructor. Just let 
us know what it is you want to study. Whatever you need there is a Seminary Extension 
Course for you. 

In addition to classroom courses, Seminary Extension Courses are available for home 
study. The scriptures tell us to "Study to show thyself approved." An informed ministry 
is a strong ministry with a solid foundation. See our Seminary Extension representative 
today. More information may be obtained by calling the Association office at 947-2238 
or Rev. Ed Johnson at 947- 1 686 . 

Respectfully submitted, 
Ed Johnson, Director 



8. The Credentials Committee Report 

On May 19, 1997 upon recommendation of the Associational Credentials Committee, 
Eagle Springs Baptist Church, Eagle Springs, N. C, was admitted into the full fellowship 
of the Sandhills Baptist Association. 

Eagle Springs Baptist Church is located within the geographical perimeters of the 
Sandhills Baptist Association but had been a member of the Montgomery Baptist 
Association and an active Baptist Church for more than 95 years. Its location was one of 
the main reasons for this transfer. 

We extend a warm and hearty welcome to this fine church and look forward to our joint 
efforts to enhance our ministry for the Glory of our Wonderful Lord in this area. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

Rev. Max Gilmore, Chairman 

Rev. Don Hayes, Rev. David Reynolds 



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9. The Resolutions Committee Report 

To God be the glory for the receiving of blessings in the theme "Open My Eyes That I 
May See" and in a spirit of one accord. 

Be it resolved that the 48th annual session of the Sandhills Baptist Association goes on 
record expressing appreciation to those gave of themselves: 

1. On October 20, 1997, to Unity Grove Baptist Church for the use of their facilities, 
for serving as gracious hosts and in providing delicious refreshments at the close of the 
session; 

2. On October 21 , 1997, to Ephesus Baptist Church for their generous hospitality in the 
afternoon and evening sessions, with special thanks for the delicious meal following the 
afternoon session and to the host pastors Rev. Brad Williams and Rev. Bob Morrison for 
serving as host pastors and extending warm, hearty welcome to us at the sessions. 

3. To Rev. Ed Johnson our moderator for presiding over the sessions in a very efficient 
manner and to Mr. Robert Cooke vice- moderator for his gracious service in presiding at 
the afternoon session; 

4. To Dr. Greg Poplin and the Program and the Program Committee for preparing an 
excellent program; 

5. To Rev. Brad Williams Williams, Rev. John Stone and Rev. Gregg Newton for pro- 
viding inspiring devotions; 

6. To Dr. Greg Poplin for his challenging and inspiring sermon and the Rev. Bob 
Morrison for reading the Scripture and leading in the prayer prior to the annual sermon; 
to Ms. Lisa Perry, Journeyman, and member of Ashley Heights church for her report on 
her 3 year stay in China and her heartfelt testimony; to Rev. Harald Froise, Coordinator, 
Central Baptist Association and director, Gold Mines Ministries, Welkom, South Africa 
and to Dr. Zeb Moss, retired missionary to Africa for his challenging mission message; 

7. To Mr. Paul Daley, director of Cameron Boys Home, for his informative report con- 
cerning the Baptist work at the boys home and for the enjoyable presentation by the boys; 
to Rev. Luther, assistant to the president, Baptist Retirement Homes, for his report; 

8. To Rev. David Helms for leading us in a comforting memorial service; 

9. To Rev. Joe Clontz, director Baptist Youth and Campus Ministries, Baptist State 
Convention, for leading us in a meaningful installation service; 

10. To our musicians, Mrs. Sandi Ward, association music director, for her playing and 
leading, Rev. Benny Edwards for assisting in some of the leading of music, the Unity 
Grove choir, the pastors' ensemble, Ephesus choir, instrumentalists Mrs. Lisa Beasley, 
Mrs. Vickie Cox, Mrs. Vickie Comer, Mrs. Pauline Morrison, Mrs. Michelle Blue, and to 
the soloists Mr. Bill Moore and Mrs. Nina Johnson and all who provided excellent music 
to God's glory and for our enjoyment; 

1 1 . To all presented a report, served on a committee, offered a prayer and supported our 
sessions in other ways; 

12. To all messengers and visitors who attended these sessions and who encouraged oth- 
ers to attend; 

And be it further resolved that we go on record expressing appreciation to our director 
of missions, Dr. J. Billy Graham, for his concern, love, patience, understanding, and faith- 
ful leadership. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Rev. Bill Reynolds, Chairman 

Mrs. Cynthia Sheffield, Mr. Boyd Marsh 

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IX. Institutions, Agencies and Board Reports 

Through the working together of sister churches, locally and on the state and national 
level, we are able to be involved in multiple ministries, much of which we could not do 
by ourselves. In our own state we are fortunate to have excellent institutions and agen- 
cies and dedicated, skilled leaders to make possible many mission ministries. We have 
more detailed information regarding the work of these institutions and boards in the asso- 
ciational center. Or, you may contact the Baptist State Convention, P O Box 1 107, Cary, 
N C 275 1 1-1 107, phone 1-800-395-5 102, for information. You may contact any of the fol- 
lowing for assistance: 

1 . N C Baptist Foundation, Inc. 
Edwin S. Coates, executive-director 

205 Convention, Cary, N C 27511 (Ph. 919-467-5100) 

Associational Representative: Rev. Charles Hinson, Pastor 
First Baptist Church, P O Box 1066, Aberdeen, NC 28315 (Ph. 944-1421) 

2. Baptist Retirement Homes 

William B. Stillerman, President 

POBox 11024, Winston-Salem, NC 27116 (Ph.919-759-1044) 

Associational Representative: Mr. John Carpenter 

Ives Memorial Baptist Church 

611 Sun Road, Aberdeen, N C 28315 (Ph. 944-9722) 

3. N C Baptist Hospital, Inc. 

Len B. Preslar, Jr., President 

William G. Yates, director, Church and Community Relations 

300 S. Hawthorne Road, Winston-Salem, N C 27103 (Ph. 919-748-2011) 

Associational Representative: Rev. Jimmy Phillips, Pastor 

New Home Baptist Church 

Rt. 1, Box 146, Cameron, N C 28326 (Ph. 947-3297) 

4. Baptist Children's Home of North Carolina, Inc. 

Dr. Michael Blackwell, President 

P O Box 338, Thomasville, N C 27361 (Ph. 919-472-1000) 

Associational Representative: Dr. and Mrs. Fleet Allen 

Carthage First Baptist Church 

170 Pinehurst Trace, Pinehurst, NC 28374 (Ph. 295-6034) 

5. Biblical Recorder 
R. G. Puckett, Editor 

232 W. Millbrook Road, Raleigh, N C 27611 (Ph. 919-847-2127) 

Associational Representative: Mrs. Bernice Briggs 

Ephesus Baptist Church 

7801 White Hill Road, Sanford, N C 27330 (Ph. 919-776-9360) 

6. Council on Christian Education 

Dr. T. Robert Mullinax, Executive director 
Baptist State Convention, P O Box 1107, Cary, N C 27511-1107 
(Ph. 1-800-395-5102) 

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Associational Representative: Rev. David Helms 

Southern Pines First Baptist Church 

415 Broadmeade, Southern Pines, NC 28387 (Ph. 692-2395) 

7. N C Baptist Historical Collection 
John R. Woodard, Director 

Wake Forest University, The Z. Reynolds Library, 

Box 7777, Winston-Salem, N C 27109 (Ph. 919-759-5089) 

8. Associational Historian: Mrs. Kay Neff 
Pleasant Hill Baptist Church 

790 N. May Street, Southern Pines, N C 28387 (692-2395) 

X. Historical Events in the Churches 

ABERDEEN: God has truly blessed the First Baptist Church, Aberdeen, NC during the 
year 1996-97. The church participated, for the first time, in Operation Christmas 
Child, a project of the Franklin Graham Samaritan Purse Organization. Various 
groups enjoyed trips and fellowship throughout the year. The youth participated in 
First Night, Winston-Salem, NC, in December. During the summer the youth enjoyed 
a trip to Florida and White Water Rafting trip to W. VA. The children also enjoyed 
several outings of bowling, Emerald Point Water Park, the zoo, and South Mountain 
Baptist Camp in Connelly Springs, NC. The Keenagers not to be outdone traveled to 
Gatlingburg, TN, in the fall and to Myrtle Beach during the summer to see the shows, 
Oklahoma, and The Sound of Music. Eric Richardson was selected as one of the youth 
to participate in a NC Baptist Men's mission trip to the island of St. Lucia July 18-26. 
Cost of the trip was $1 ,400. A special offering was collected from the membership to 
assist Eric on this trip. Sunday, August 10, was Deborah Richardson Appreciation 
Day. The morning worship service was a special service of recognition for Deborah 
for her twenty years of service on the church staff. A covered dish luncheon followed 
the service and Deborah was given a special love offering. The 1996-97 year has also 
been one of change. On June 15, 1997, a letter of resignation was read from Gary 
Bodford. Gary was called to Rocky Hock Baptist Church, Edenton, NC, to be 
Minister of Youth and Children. Gary's resignation was effective July 25. A covered 
dish luncheon was held in his honor on Sunday, July 20th and he was given a love 
offering. On August 10, 1997, Rev. Charles Hinson announced his plans for retire- 
ment. Rev. Hinson's last Sunday as Pastor will be April 26, 1998. On August 17, 
1997, the church called Donna Lowe to be Director of Children and Youth. Donna 
recently moved to our area with her husband Todd, from Charlotte, N.C. (Rita 
Cameron, Clerk) 

ASHLEY HEIGHTS: Ms. Lisa Perry, journeyman to China, returned home after three 
years of language study in Beijing. Dr. & Mrs. Zeb Moss retired as foreign mission- 
aries after serving for 38 years in Africa and on the staff in Richmond. These three 
persons have rejoined the congregation. (Frances Pickler, Clerk) 

BEAVER CREEK: A vestibule addition and handicap ramp at the front of the church 
were added during the year. A successful tent revival with several persons making 
professions was conducted in the spring. 

BETHLEHEM: Bethlehem celebrated it's 162nd year with a homecoming service. Rev. 
Tom Herndon, pastor of Bethlehem from 1974-1978, brought the message. During the 
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Rev. Donald Hays, former pastor of Red Branch church brought our fall revival mes- 
sages. In November we celebrated Thanksgiving with our annual joint service with 
the Culdee Presbyterian, Fairview church, and Doubs Chapel United Methodist 
Church. The service was well attended. The annual association Sr. Adult banquet was 
held at Bethlehem in May with an overflowing attendance, good food and a wonder- 
ful program. God is continuing to bless Bethlehem community with its monthly Sr. 
Adult luncheon on the second Wednesday of the month. In addition to the monthly 
luncheon there is now a weekly breakfast and Bible study every Tuesday at 7:00am. 
The WMU had led the church to participate in many mission projects, some new and 
some established. This past year, the church provided Christmas gifts for 40 boys at 
Cameron Boys Home in Cameron. Some of the WMU ladies delivered the gifts and 
had lunch with the boys. The WMU also has the church members clipping coupons 
for the Department of Aging in Carthage, collecting nickels for Kiwanis International 
to help eliminate iodine deficiency disorders, sponsoring a missionary's four children 
with birthday gifts, cutting canceled stamps to send to the Bible for Others 
Organization which supplied Bibles to send all over the world. The GA's and Mission 
Friends made Cheer Baskets for the sick and shut-ins and also collected supplies for 
the International Seaman's Friend Home for their Christmas in August project. In the 
spring the Children's Sunday School leaders took the children to the zoo in Asheboro. 
Our annual Easter Sunrise Service was held in the prayer garden. The choir and sev- 
eral choir members brought special music. At the conclusion of the Easter service the 
men of the church prepared a delicious breakfast which was enjoyed by all in the fel- 
lowship hall. Our Vacation Bible School was held in June and was the largest in atten- 
dance that anyone can remember in recent years. The Lord continues to bless us. (Ann 
Dowd, historian). 

BEULAH HILL: A group from the church went to Rock Cave, West Virginia to assist a 
mission church. In recent years it has been an annual event for our church. (Archie 
Stevens, Pastor) 

CALVARY: We recently constructed an additional porch to the front of the sanctuary and 
a handicap ramp to one side. This new addition provides an entrance with protection 
from the weather at a cost of $13,000. We also built a storage building for our new 
church van at a cost of $7,300. The Lord has really blessed our church. (Janet Brewer, 
Clerk) 

CAMERON: Rev. Raymond Whitly from Newport, NC held our Spring Revival. The 
seniors went on several outings including visiting "Duke Gardens", the "Lost 
Colony", to Boone to see "Horn in the West" and to the "Cat Fish Farm". We observed 
all the special weeks of prayer. We had missions night for Lottie Moon with Dr. Greg 
Poplin cooking supper; Judy Loving taught the study. We surpassed our goal of 
$2,500.00 by $38.00. Dr. J. Billy Graham taught the Home Mission Study and the 
ladies cooked supper. The WMU had charge of the service on WMU Focus Sunday. 
Mrs. Don Ballenger was our guest speaker. Youth were in charge of Youth Sunday. 
The younger youth went on a camping trip, made cookies for the Boys Home, went to 
a Christmas play in Raleigh, went to a Steven Curtis Chapman concert and a Busch 
Gardens trip. The older youth went on a mission trip to New Orleans where they 
worked at a children's day camp and visited the Seaman's center, had a birthday party 
for Jesus, a puppet ministry, a Valentine Banquet for the Deacons and their wives, 
attended Christian Music Day at Carowinds, a Christian Dinner Theater in 
Fayette ville, a haunted trail where they collected food items for a family who lost their 
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Carowinds. Our church had a different mission action each month sponsored by the 
WOM including food for the coalition, carried canned vegetables and fruits to the 
Bread Basket, personal items for Friend to Friend, birthday cakes for the Boys Home, 
school supplies for those in need, and Thanksgiving baskets for the shut-ins. On the 
fifth Sunday night we have a song service. We have just purchased a new piano, and 
air conditioner. The "Legacy Builders" have been active this year. They built a deck 
and ramp for two different people, cleared brush, did minor repairs, painted, and 
helped on plumbing and repair work for a Pregnancy Crisis Center. A former preach- 
er, Rev. Eugene Payne, preached our Homecoming service last year. (Alma Kelly, 
Betty Lou Henderson, Historians) 

CARTHAGE: Our former pastor, Dr. Michael Blackwell, preached the spring revival. 
The Campbell University singers presented a concert during a morning worship ser- 
vice. Tina Hagler, was our summer youth worker for the second year. In September, 
the church dedicated a memorial plaque in honor of several people who have con- 
tributed in special ways to the church. (Woodrow Wilhoit, Clerk) 

CORNERSTONE: This year we completed the renovation of the former parsonage and 
used this facility to construct a fellowship hall. We dedicated this building and the 
new pews for the sanctuary to the glory of God. 

EMMANUEL: This year we purchased a sound system and a copy machine. We poured 
cement walkways. Our congregation also installed carpet and heating and air condi- 
tioning in the parsonage. (Betty Taylor, Clerk) 

EPHESUS: Ephesus began the church year with World Hunger Day, October 14, and a 
churchwide collection of canned foods for the Lee County Pantry to help the people 
left needy by the hurricane. There was also a churchwide collection of flannel shirts 
for the Cameron Boys Home. November 4 was World Hunger Day observed by 
Women on Mission with a program and a collection. The Miles for Pennies for the 
Children's Homes was sponsored by the Brotherhood and WMU. In December, the 
Brotherhood prepared breakfast for all the church, and the Week of Prayer for Foreign 
Missions was emphasized with five programs and a missions video. Rose Hamblin, a 
volunteer nurse, spoke of the medical trip to Ukraine. The goal for missions offering 
was exceeded. The Brotherhood held Baptist Men's Day in January and the WMU had 
a prayer retreat led by Marian Bridges on the 25th. Also, in January, the youth went 
on a ski retreat. February 9 was Women on Missions Day with Anne Graham as 
speaker and the women and missions groups participated. That evening Focus Week 
was observed with a skit and reception. The Brotherhood sponsored a Valentine's 
Banquet for the church ladies in February. The Week of Prayer for Home Missions 
was observed with five programs and the goal was exceeded. Virginia Oliver spoke 
of her work in the mission field. In April, a Sunday School Revival was led by Robert 
Stewart of the State Convention, with three of our seniors attending. In May, the 
Baptist Hospital Offering was observed as well as emphasis on the Association. June 
bought two weeks of Vacation Bible School due to lack of space for all classes in one 
week. Ephesus had its highest enrollment ever. The youth went to camp at Gardner 
Webb in July, and Baptist Day at Carowinds. In August, a pastor of the Hispanic 
church in Sanford spoke on his ministry and of being a missionary in Puerto Rico. The 
homebound ministry continues with an enrollment of 10 to 13 who receive the Sunday 
School lesson and sermon tapes each week, with a nursing home added for both of 
these. Our church has three choirs: Chancel Choir, Youth Choir, and the Children's 
Choir; also, a puppet ministry has been started under the name of Noah's Ark. An 
additional Sunday School class for adults is in the future as the new building is com- 

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pleted. The year has been successful in financial gain as well as spiritual under the 
continued leadership of Pastor Bob Morrison and Pauline Morrison and the Youth 
Minister, Charles Keller. (Bernice Briggs, Historian) 

FAIRVIEW: A church office was completed this year. On April 6, we had our first "Old 
Fashion Day". Several ladies from Fairview went on a Senior Adult mission trip to 
New Orleans in late September. (Edith Martin, Clerk) 

IVES MEMORIAL: During the past year our church participated in a spring and fall 
revival. Our speaker for the fall revival was Rev. C. Paul Jones and the spring, Rev. 
David Boroughs. We also had foreign and home mission studies and conducted a 
Vacation Bible School. We held holy week services with our sister community church, 
the Pinebluff United Methodist Church. We had a special candlelight service for 
Christmas and a watch night service for New Year's Eve. The church enjoyed a sweet- 
heart banquet in February. Rev. Darrell Williams, former interim pastor, was our 
homecoming speaker in May. The youth participated in Youth Sunday, went on two 
retreats, and started a children's drama team. The fellowship planning committee 
turned in their report to the church and now they have elected a committee to oversee 
the planning and construction of a new fellowship hall. (John Carpenter, Historian) 

LEMON SPRINGS: During the 1996-97 church year we observed special missions for 
World Hunger, Weeks of Prayer for Foreign and Home Missions, Baptist Children's 
Home, and State Missions. Bill Morrow was our Baptist Children's Home Speaker. 
We almost met our goal in the "Miles of Pennies" offering. Our youth prepared 
Thanksgiving Dinner for our shut-ins. Brother Billy Graham led our Foreign Mission 
study. Lottie Moon goal of $5000.00 was exceeded. Our choir presented a Christmas 
Cantata, the children and youth also participated in programs. In January, Baptist 
Men's Day was observed and the men served a church wide breakfast. The Baptist 
Men led our Wednesday night prayer meetings. In February, the youth prepared a 
"Couples Sweetheart Supper", the 41-50 age S. S. Class held their annual Senior 
Adults love supper. Anne Graham was the speaker on WMU Focus Day. Easter 
Sunrise was followed by a breakfast prepared by the Baptist Men. On that Sunday, the 
choir presented an Easter Cantata, the previous Sunday, the program was given by the 
children and youth. Evangelist Dale Riddle was our Spring Revival speaker. 
Dedication of babies born within the year was held on Mother's Day, and a wonderful 
Bible School in June. High school graduates were honored with a Bible. Dr. Phillip 
Ward and Mary McCollough spoke about the Ukraine for the annual Brotherhood and 
WMU steak supper. During the year, our youth went camping, skiing, and to Super 
Summer at Caro winds. Some of our members went to see Worthy is the Lamb". 
Brother Burrow led ten adults in "Experiencing God" class, with another class to begin 
September 21 . Brotherhood Director Woody Thomas and other Baptist Men have pre- 
sented an outreach ministry featuring a drag race car owned by Brother Woody. 
During the year we have enjoyed our 5th Sunday Night Singing. Worship services and 
other specials are videotaped to share with our shut-ins. September 28 will be 
Homecoming with Brother Gilbert McDowell speaking. (Arliss Upchurch, Historian) 

MIDDLE CROSS: Once again it is time to tell everyone in the association how good 
God has been to us this year. He has greatly blessed us through our skit leaders. They 
wrote and directed an original Christmas play, which reportedly blessed many in the 
community; also uplifting skits at Easter and for VBS. Again, our VBS was a great 
success with games and a special balloon for anyone who wished to participate, and 
souls were saved during VBS. The ladies of the church have been busy doing various 
things to raise funds for our Baptismal and carpeting for our fellowship hall. On 

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Memorial weekend we held a chicken and dumpling dinner at the Carthage Rescue 
Squad Building and would like to give them a special "Thank You" for the use of their 
building. With God's help we had good attendance and raised enough money to finish 
paying for our carpet. Some in our church have opened up their homes to have prayer 
meetings on Fridays. Prayer changes everything. Our homecoming is scheduled for 
September 28th with Dr. Ray Holland as our speaker. (Leora Thomas, Historian) 

NEW FREEDOM: New Freedom church has had a very busy year. In May, we moved 
from our initial location in the associational office to larger temporary lodgings in the 
Edu-Care school on Murdocksville Rd. in Pinehurst. We continued our adult and chil- 
dren's Sunday School classes, and began children's church during the morning wor- 
ship hour. In addition to the regular Sunday morning and evening worship services, 
during the winter months our mid-week bible study took the form of "Wonderful 
Wednesdays", which consisted of a simple meal just prior to Bible study. In conjunc- 
tion with Ives Memorial Church, our pastor, Rev. Gary Greene, taught the January 
Bible study on Ephesians. Our youth ministry continues to prosper, meeting every 
Thursday night for music, fellowship, and devotional with an average attendance of 
25. A notable youth event was the mission trip to Brazil, with Donna Garner from 
New Freedom attending. Other youth/adult activities included attendance at the youth 
evangelism week at Camp Caswell, and Super Summer at Carowinds. A group of 21 
youth and adults traveled to Camp Cullasaja in the western NC mountains for 3 great 
days of fun, food, and fellowship. Debbie Fleece, and accountant , taught an all-day 
workshop this year on Christian financial management. Dr. Paul Carlisle, professor of 
counseling and family ministry from Southeastern Seminary, returned for the second 
year to present a program on enriching family relationships. A very special ministry 
involving three of our youth continues to thrive: Alex Nance, Donna Greene, and 
Donna Garner (leader and teacher) have presented sign language programs here and in 
other counties under the name "Of One Accord". This group was the opening number 
for the gospel concert at Pinecrest High, with the girls performing for 1,600 people. 
In September, the Biblical Recorder listed New Freedom as #25 in the top 100 church- 
es in NC in giving to missions, with regard to percentage given per size of church 
membership. There were two baptismal services this year, with Ives Church gra- 
ciously sharing their baptistry. Our pastor served as the Associational VBS leader, and 
Joe Howell was the associational ASSIST Team Leader for Adult Sunday School again 
this year. Easter sunrise services were held along with a breakfast cooked by our men. 
Several seasonal celebrations were held and well attended, including a joint effort with 
Edu-Care school for a harvest festival, as well as a Christmas program and dinner, a 
Valentine's meal, and a Sunday morning worship service celebrating renewal of mar- 
riage vows, as two members noted a 25th anniversary milestone. In September, our 
women went on a weekend retreat to Caswell where they studied the material "Lord, 
Teach Us to Pray", taught by our pastor's wife, Cheryl Greene. As this report was 
submitted, our pastor and his wife had just welcomed their fourth child, a son. Twelve 
men in our congregation planned to attend the "Sacred Assembly" of men on the mall 
in Washington, planned by the Promise Keepers group. In all our activities, the main 
focus and purpose is to provide a means to fulfill Christ's Great Commission, to bring 
the gospel "To Every Creature". As New Freedom looks forward to the next year, we 
continue to seek God's guidance in our search for a permanent home, but more impor- 
tantly, to continue to seek His will for the growth and development of our church. Our 
motto for membership is "New Freedom Church. . .1,000 or Moore". (Joe Howell, 
Historian) 

NEW HOME: God has again richly blessed New Home Baptist Church this year. The 

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following are a few highlights that He has blessed us with. Our Father/Son day was 
on January 26, 1997, and the Men's breakfast for the Ladies was on February 16, 1997. 
We held our Spring Revival on April 6, 1997 with Rev. James Moon and celebrated 
Pastors Appreciation Day on May 18, 1997. We're so thankful that a week prior to 
Rev. W. O. Powers death on May 25, 1997 that he was able to come and see our new 
church. He was pastor of New Home for 22 years and will be greatly missed. We 
enjoyed a very successful Vacation Bible School the 1st week of June and had an aver- 
age attendance of 110 people per night. The Lord blessed us to get our new church 
completed and we held our first service on June 29, 1997. Our first baptismal service 
in the new church was on June 27, 1997 and our second service on August 21, 1997. 
It has been a wonderful and prosperous year and may we continue to grow in His love 
and grace. (Dorothy Futral, Historian) 

PINEYWOOD: We received a love offering for the Cents Corporation for $100.00 
which will help ministers that have been dismissed from their churches and have little 
or no income. Another love offering of $100.00 was received to help the Turner Creek 
Church in Yadkinville assist missionary Chet Cooper. (Shirley Lassiter, Historian) 

PLEASANT HILL: In November of 1996, our church welcomed Dr. Del E. Parkerson 
and his wife, Jesse, from Sanford to serve as interim pastor. Bertha Reynolds, church 
pianist for 43 years, was recognized for her dedication and faithful service. Shirley 
Cox, president of the Ladies Sunday School class, presented her with a basket filled 
with gifts. In December 1996, the annual Christmas pageant and caroling was enjoyed 
by all who participated. On March 2, 1997, a call was extended to Reverend James 
Gregory Newton from Wilmington to service as pastor. During the annual Home- 
coming service in May 1997, Dr. and Mrs. Del Parkerson were given a check and a 
special good-bye from the congregation. The Parkersons placed flowers on the altar 
table in appreciation for the privilege of serving Pleasant Hill for seven months as 
interim pastor. The Ladies Sunday School class presented Mrs. Jesse Parkerson with 
an engraved silver tray and Elda Thorpe wrote a special poem in their honor. In May, 
Reverend Greg Newton and family moved into the parsonage. On September 7, we 
had a "Grande Ole Day" in observance of Grandparents Day. Eula Garner was rec- 
ognized as a charter member of the church and the oldest member of the congregation. 
On September 14th, our Fall Revival was held, with Rev. Greg Newton as the speak- 
er and we had various neighboring church choirs to sing with record attendance each 
night. (Kay Neff, Historian) 

RED BRANCH: Our pastor of 16 years, Rev. Don Hays, resigned to move to another 
church. In September we called Rev. D. C. Sullivan to be our pastor. 

ROBBINS: Our church is a "going" concern— there is always something going on! Two 
highlights of our 1996-97 "goings on" were mission trips, both different from the ones 
in which our members have previously been involved. In June, a group of youth and 
adults went to Neuse Baptist Association here in North Carolina and did mission work 
in a migrant worker's camp, a state park, a children's home, and helped with VBS in 
an affluent neighborhood! The variety of challenges intrigued and excited youth and 
adults equally! Then, just this past month, our Carol and Wayne Blake were chosen 
by Touchstone Ministries of Fullerton, California, as a part of a group of 20 from all 
over the United States for a mission trip to China and Korea. It was a rather risky 
undertaking, as they surreptitiously delivered Bibles and materials, and witnessed in a 
hostile environment. Our church family earnestly surrounded their journey with 
prayer, and they returned glowing with praise about what God enabled them to do! 
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SOUTHERN PINES: First Baptist Church of Southern Pines recently welcomed Allison 
Coltrane as minister of youth and children. She accompanied youth of the church to 
Knoxville in July to participate in the mission project, World Changers. Because of 
tremendous growth, the church is readying property on the church grounds to be used 
as a Youth House. The Rev. John Stone has announced his retirement effective in 
March, 1998 after serving the church for 34 years as pastor. A search committee is in 
place for his successor, and activities celebrating the contribution of him and his wife 
Catherine are being planned. (Cos Barnes, Historian) 

TAYLOR MEMORIAL: In November, we had a church wide barbecue followed by an 
auction which raised $2,100.00 for Lottie Moon. In January, a slide show was pre- 
sented showing the activities and events of the past year. The deacons prepared our 
annual chicken stew in May. Enjoyed the "Hee Haw" gang from Southern Pines First. 
A group of youth and adults participated in the Moore County Relay for Life, a team 
to fight cancer, on September 26 & 27. Homecoming was held September 28 with a 
dedication service of our new addition. ( Beulah Hartsell, Historian) 

UNITY GROVE: The congregation honored Rev. Hayes Ritter with a dinner and gift at 
his retirement. Our director of missions assisted us until we called Rev. Gene Booker, 
former Robbins pastor, to be the interim pastor. In June the Rev. Brad Williams, for- 
mer pastor at Eagle Springs, was called to be our pastor. This summer we purchased 
a Rodgers organ. (Vickie Cox, historian). 

VASS: To increase outreach to our church and community we have installed an informa- 
tion line on our phone system. This keeps us informed of events in the church and 
community. Our church called Robbie Gibson, a student at Campbell University, as a 
part time youth minister. We welcome his work with our growing youth program. 
Many members presented memorial and honorary Bibles to the church. Church mem- 
bers voted to incorporate under some of the guidelines of the SBC. We continue with 
plans for renovations or building for social hall/Sunday School space. (Belinda 
McNeill, Historian) 

VICTORY: The Lord continues to bless Victory Community Baptist Church, spiritually 
and in increased numbers. Our youth had several outings this year: skiing, ball 
games, a trip to the lake, bowling, sleepovers and man other activities. The youth are 
currently working on a blanket drive for the needy. We purchased a van for church 
activities. The Sunday School teachers went to Calvary for a seminar. Our Vacation 
Bible School was a great success. Our church hosted the associational choir sing with 
over 400 in attendance. We are currently are collecting cans to recycle for the Baptist 
Children's Home. But most importantly we continue to see souls saved and the Lord 
working in our church. (Patricia Chriscoe, clerk). 

WEST END: The congregation voted to call Rev. Larry Wells as full-time pastor. We 
purchased a new steeple for the sanctuary, put a fence around the grounds at the fel- 
lowship hall, and installed a heating and air conditioning unit in our fellowship build- 
ing. (Laverne Cole, Clerk) 



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Aberdeen, 

Mr. Dan Allred, Jr. 
Mrs. MArgaret Horchler 
Mr. Bill Spivey 
Mr. Harry Veasey 

Ashley Heights 

Mrs. Alma Bowling 
Mr. James Thompson 

Beaver Creek 

Mr. Robert Melton (Deacon) 

Bethlehem 

Mr. Ersel Frye 

Beulah Hill 

Mr. Medford Ritter 
Mr. Tom Moore 

Calvary 

Mrs. Deborah N. Kennedy 

Cameron 

Mrs. Jessie Loving 
Mrs. Ola Simpson 

Carthage 

Mr. Carlos Fry 
Mrs. Doris Frye 

Eagle Springs 

Mr. Fred Frye (Deacon) 

Ephesus 

Mr. Robert Jones 
Mr. Clarence Kelly 
Mrs. Ruby Sherron 

Fairview 

Mr. Walter P. Frye 
Mrs. Barbara Caviness 

Ives Memorial 

Mr. Dix Gaylyean 

Mr. Wellborn H. Gordon 

Mr. William Griffith 

Mrs. Vara Holden 

Mr. Abram VanBoskerk 

Lemon Springs 

Mr. Jeffery S . Treece 



Middle Cross 

Mrs. Edith Davis 
Mr. Edward Mclnnis 

New Home 

Mr. Leonard W. Holder 
Rev. W.O. Powers 

Pine Grove 

Mrs. Louise B. Williams 

Pineywood 

Mrs. Alex Peele 
Mrs. Elmer Wood 

Pleasant Hill 

Mrs. Nonnie Boles 

Red Branch 

Mrs. Joe Ben Goins 
Mrs. Nola McDonald 
Mr. J.C. Stanley (Deacon) 
Mrs. Marjorie Vaughn 

Robbins 

Mrs. Evelyn R. Fox 

Mr. Hoyt Greene 

Mr. Norman L. Kennedy 

Southern Pines 

Mrs. Sallie Creech 
Mr. Clay Daughtridge III 
Mrs. Edith Hanes 
Mrs. Muriel Little 
Mrs. Louise McCollum 
Mr. James Pate 
Mr. Steve Rives 
Mr. Novell Royal 
Mrs. Rebecca Seymour 
Mrs. Louise White 

Vass 

Mr. Thurlow Evans 
Mr. W.C. Hoyle 

Victory 

Mr. George Cheatman 
Mrs. Pearl Freeman 
Mr. Clarence Harding 



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Concludes with the following 

Statistical Tables 



Member/Congregational Information 68 

Bible Study/Sunday School Information 69 

Discipleship Training Information 70 

Music Ministry Information 71 

Financial Information 72 

Missions Involvement/Education Information 73 

Digest of Congregational Profiles 74 



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ABERDEEN FIRST Moore 00000000 00 000NNN1 
Aberdeen First Bapti Moore 649 418 5 1 1 2 1 18 1894 1971 C 217 Y Y N 1 
ASHLEY HEIGHTS, ABER Hoke 349 233 10 10 5 1 1919 1991 A 86 00NYN1 
BEAVER CREEK, CAMERO 169 158 18 4 3 2 2 6 1 5 8 1970 1984 A 110 N Y Y 1 
BETHLEHEM BAPT CH Moore 223 175 4 10 2 10 4 1 1834 1990 A 60 N Y Y 1 


BEULAH HILL BAPT CH Moore 379 180 4 13 10 1895 1992 A Y Y Y 1 
CALVARY BAPT CH, CAR Moore 196 186 2 1911 1989 A 95 00YYY1 
CAMERON BAPT CH 364 342 16 2 4 5 3 2 12 16 1854 1990 B 135 Y Y Y 1 
CARTHAGE FIRST Moore 317 296 4 2 2 9 21 1858 1991 C 91 Y Y Y 1 
Cornerstone Baptist Moore 63 62 5 1 1 3 20 6 1989 1996 A 98 Y __N___Y 

Eagle Springs Baptis Moore 188 126 5 14 1901 1997 B 59 00NYY1 
EMMANUEL BAPT CH, CA Moore 138 134 5 3 2 1976 1994 A 80 Y N Y 1 
EPHESUS BAPT CH, SAN Lee 432 260 15 1 1 3 3 6 1 8 1886 1983 A 159 Y Y Y 1 
FAIRVIEW BAPT CH, WE Moore 200 140 6 10 14 1 1961 1993 A 42 00NNY1 
FAITH, CAMERON 35 35 10001000 00 1981 1988 A 18 Y N Y 1 


FLINT HILL, ROBBINS Moore 108 108 4 4 1900 1966 A 90 Y N N 1 
IVES MEMORIAL, PINEB MOORE 455 341 9 12 6 2 1900 1985 C 100 1 Y Y Y 1 
LEMON SPRINGS BAPT C LEE 188 154 10 10 1924 1994 B 67 Y N Y 1 
MIDDLE CROSS BAPT CH MOORE 198 198 8 1980 1991 B 100 Y Y Y 1 
NEW FREEDOM BAPT MIS Moore 24 24 40001120 40 1995 1995 A 32 Y Y N 1 


NEW HOME BAPT CH, VA Moore 229 221 19 1 2 9 7 2 1951 1989 A 140 Y N Y 1 
PINE GROVE BAPT CH MOORE 188 141 4 2 10 1 2 1889 1985 A 88 Y N N 1 
PINEYWOOD, CAMERON MOORE 250 170 3 2 10 2 1926 1980 A 70 N N N 1 
PLEASANT HILL BAPT C 289 221 4 2 2 8 1954 1997 A 125 Y Y Y 1 
RED BRANCH BAPT CH MOORE 334 8 80000000 15 1922 1997 A 134 Y Y Y 1 
ROBBINS FIRST Moore 327 279 10 3 2 1 4 2 1935 1991 C 180 Y Y Y 1 
SOUTHERN PINES FIRST Moore 1150 998 28 3 11 1 4 9 57 5 1879 1964 E 495 Y Y Y 1 
TAYLOR MEMORIAL BAPT Moore 158 138 3 110 10 10 1924 1982 A 110 N Y Y 1 
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MUSIC MINISTRY INFORMATION For 1996-97 Associational Year 



ASSOCIATION 

SANDHILLS BAPT ASSN 



21-TOTAL MUSIC MINISTRY ENROLLMENT 
a-Preschool 3-5 Years 
b-Children 6-11 Years 
c-Youth 12-17 Years 
d-Adult Choirs 18 & Up 
e-Other Music Groups 



Congregation 



21 



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ABERDEEN FIRST 
Aberdeen First Bapti 
ASHLEY HEIGHTS, ABER 
BEAVER CREEK, CAMERO 
BETHLEHEM BAPT CH 





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CALVARY BAPT CH, CAR 
CAMERON BAPT CH 
CARTHAGE FIRST 
Cornerstone Baptist 



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Eagle Springs Baptis 
EMMANUEL BAPT CH, CA 
EPHESUS BAPT CH, SAN 
FAIRVIEW BAPT CH, WE 
FAITH, CAMERON 



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IVES MEMORIAL, PINEB 
LEMON SPRINGS BAPT C 
MIDDLE CROSS BAPT CH 
NEW FREEDOM BAPT MIS 



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PINE GROVE BAPT CH 
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SOUTHERN PINES FIRST 
TAYLOR MEMORIAL BAPT 
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